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Inga edulis - Ice Cream Beans


Inga edulis - Ice Cream Beans (Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean)

These ice cream beans are ready to be picked and eaten. They taste just like ice cream, hence the name. Photo taken June 25, 2013.



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Sounds like my kind of heaven lol

2 Jul, 2013

 

Yes, and the edible texture around the seeds are like cotton candy.

2 Jul, 2013

 

Yummy,... I have never heard of it. Should I look for them in the store?

2 Jul, 2013

 

It becomes a huge tree here. I have one in a pot, which I've had for at least 15 years. I won't put it into the ground because it grows so very quickly!

I've never seen it for sale in a store before. It's grows wild in many Latin American Countries (in subtropica/tropical climates). It's native to Central and northern South America.

3 Jul, 2013



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