Maja ( Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa, tribe or orange-jerukan Rutaceae ) is a plant form of a tree that resists harsh environments but easily shed their leaves and comes from the Asiatropical and subtropical . These plants are usually grown in the garden without the maintenance and harvested fruit . Maja is still closely related to kawista . In Bali is known as a when . In Java , maja often interchangeable with berenuk , though both are different types.
These plants can grow in harsh environmental conditions, such as temperature extremes, for example from 49 ° C in the dry season of up to -7 ° C in winter in Punjab ( India ), at +1200 m altitude reached. In Southeast Asia , maja just can flower and fruit well if there is a subtle dry season, and are not usually found at elevations above 500 m . Maja able to adapt in the marshy land, on dry land, and land are somewhat tolerant of alkaline (saline).
Outer skin of the fruit color is green magazine, but it is yellow or orange. Fragrant fruit aroma and a sweet liquid, contrary to the opinion of those that are bitter maja fruit flavors. As with citrus, fruit can be processed into sherbet magazine, jam, syrup, or nectar. Her skin is made marmalade .
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Maja is involved in the myth about the origin of the name of the kingdom of Majapahit , an empire that stretched across the archipelago of the XIII-XV centuries. That said, Raden Wijaya, the founder of the kingdom, received a parcel of land in the area of Tarik (now in southern Surabaya ). When building the area, there are soldiers who ate maja fruit. Incidentally that is eaten is the fruit of bitter taste (as it may still mengkal).Therefore he named Bulak as "Majapahit".