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Irvingia barteri.

Botanical name:

Irvingia barteri Hook. f. Simarubeae (Ixonanthaceae). Bread Tree.

A tree of tropical Africa, called dika. Burton says the fruit forms the one sauce of the Fans and is called ndika. The kernels are extracted from the stones and roasted like coffee, pounded and poured into a mould. This cheese is scraped and added to boiling meat and vegetables. It forms a pleasant relish for the tasteless plantain. The French export it to adulterate chocolate. The fruit is much used, says Masters, at Sierra Leone.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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