plukenetia volubilis linneo
Plukenetia volubilis Linneo(星油藤;南美油藤)South American oil vine, a perennial woody vine of Euphorbiaceae, grows in the tropical rain forest of the Andes Mountains of South America at an altitude of 80-1700 M. At the end of 2008, Yunnan Puer Lianzhong Biological Resources Development Co., Ltd. began to introduce provenances. In 2009, it was planted in Puer City and Xishuangbanna Prefecture. Now it mainly distributes in Yunnan Puer and Xishuangbanna, and the planting area has reached more than 50,000 mu. Meitong nuts are rich in nutrition, rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and iron. They play an important role in promoting bone growth and nervous system development, beauty and anti-aging, improving digestive system function, preventing cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. In January 2013, Meitong fruit oil was officially approved as a new national resource food.