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Safou Fruit Plant (Dacryodes Edulis)

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Plant Type

Safou Fruits (Dacryodes Edulis):

Botanical Name: Dacryodes Edulis

Common Names: Prune, Atanga, African Pear, Bush Pear, African Plum, Ube, Nsafu, Bush Butter Tree, Butter Fruit.

General Information:

Rare, nutritionally-dense fruits.

Native to Africa.

Raw or cooked fruit has a mildly acidic taste.

Fleshy, butyraceous pericarp (5 mm thick) surrounds a leathery-shelled stone.

Eaten raw or cooked to make a "butter".

Softens and swells when immersed in hot water. Salted fruit has a flavor similar to a warmed, ripe avocado with a slight sour undertone.

Health Benefits:

Magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamins A and C.

Substantial amount of vital amino acids (threonine, lysine, leucine).

Activates the immune system when consumed raw.

Increases resistance to diseases.

Cooked fruit helps with issues like constipation.

Traditional uses in some African countries to treat ailments such as scars, skin diseases, dysentery, and fever.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate