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Melicocca bijuga.

Botanical name:

Melicocca bijuga Linn. Sapindaceae. Genip Honey-Berry.

Tropical America. The pulp of the fruit, says Mueller, tastes like grapes, and the seeds can be used like sweet chestnuts. Lunan says the tree was introduced into Jamaica from Surinam. The seed — rarely more than one — is covered with a deliciously sweet-acid, gelatinous substance like the yolk of an egg, mixed with very fine fibers adhering tenaciously to the seed; the fleshy part is very agreeable to the taste. Titford1 calls this pulp pleasant and cooling.


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



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