Midin, what's that?
Pronounced as “mee deen”, midin is a green jungle fern that grows locally in Sarawak. It is a wild creeper red fern (Stenochlaena palustris) that grows naturally in secondary forests and is unique to the state.
Its tender new fronds are widely eaten as a vegetable, famous for its crispy texture and great taste. Midin is also an excellent source of iron, fiber, potassium, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Moreover, Midin is pesticide free, fertilizer free and wild grown.
Midin as an agricultural crop
Midin being a jungle produce, supply is currently unsteady. Shifting its planting and producing on a commercial basis can ensure a steady supply of this delicacy.
One acre of land has the potential to produce up tp 10 kg of midin daily with one worker. A combination of watering system for consistent water supply and use of organic fertilizer will ensure high quality produce.
With great support through research from Sarawak’s Department of Agriculture, packing technology and methodology has been trialled and tested. It ensures the freshness of Midin, keeping the “crunchiness” and deep green color while extending its shelf life up to 7 days, enabling Carus Flora to embark on export exploration.
Carus Flora is going international so we will need all the midin we can get. We’ll exchange your midin for money
Carus Flora is a subsidiary company to Carus Eco Plants focusing on the harvesting, collecting and distributing midin locally and for export purposes.
To introduce, popularize and internationalize midin consumption. Under the right condition, such as peat soil, adequate and consistent water supply and fertilizer, midin can be produced in large scale and has the potential to be turned into a popular vegetable like spinach.
- To ensure a steady supply to the market to meet demands;
- To provide quality and organic midin to the market
- To provide permanent jobs for the locals;
- To increase the storage life of midin for export;
- To increase volume of harvest and maximize production in a specific area.