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Ice Cream Bean Fruit Plants (Inga Edulis)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Guama, Guaba

Botanical Names: Inga edulis, Inga spectabilis

General Information: The Ice Cream Bean, botanically classified as Inga edulis and a member of the Fabaceae family, is a fast-growing tree.

It usually fruits within three years of germination. The tree is evergreen with a moderately dense crown. The pods are about a foot long and contain beans surrounded by a sweet, cottony pulp.

The pulp has a flavor similar to vanilla ice cream, sometimes with a cinnamon note, and a texture resembling cotton candy.

Health Benefits:

Ice cream beans are nutrient-rich legumes with potential health benefits. They can help regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and possess potential anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Needs regular water until established, can tolerate drought to partial flooding once mature, prefers sandy or loamy well-draining soils, light potassium fertiliser if losing leaves.

Special Feature

Is a source of calcium and phosphorus to build strong bones and teeth, fibre to regulate the digestive tract, and vitamin C to strengthen the immune system while reducing inflammation. Antioxidants to protect the cells against the stress caused by free radicals.


Ice Cream bean pulp can be incorporated into salads, infused into syrups, or used as a unique element in smoothies, juices, and cocktails. It can also be combined with avocado and sugar to make vegan ice cream or incorporated into desserts such as mousse, chocolate, and candy.