Flamboyant Fruit

We often neglect our body health and avoid eating natural food and suddenly realize that we are overweight. Is any remedy available?
Yes, there is one, if only you follow what Dolly Parton says! ( Of course you must first know  the source of books😀😀)

“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that were not in the book. I tried eating the book, It tasted better than most of the diets” Dolly Parton

This image is that of the fruit from the tropical African tree known by the name Kigelia.

Its fruit is long and sausage-shaped hence the name.

The fruits can be over 2 feet (61 cms) and can weigh 20-30 pounds ( 9-13 Kgs) and you, better be careful while walking underneath these trees lest you get a head injury by the falling fruit.


The fruit tastes bitter and poisonous when eaten raw and must be cooked to remove the poison.

Why some fruits are poisonous and some not? What does it teach us?

“Do not rush to judge someone unless his/her fruits reveal the truth. However, don’t forget; mostly, it’s not the fault of the tree to produce bitter fruits. Sometimes, the soil determines that; blame the source! Deal with the soil! Don’t deal with the tree! Other trees are there that the same soil can influence! Don’t deal with your enemy, deal with the Satan that sponsors them!”   Israelmore Ayivor


The fruit is inedible but is an ingredient..in the common traditional beer(Muratina/Kaluvu).Wow!

The fruit is said to be purgative.

It’s used in many skincare products

Monkeys and elephants love this fruit. source-foodreference.com


They are green to brownish and bell-shaped.

Thank you.


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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s FOTD photo challenge.

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  7 comments for “Flamboyant Fruit

  1. October 30, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    What are their taste when cooked, and how do you cook them? 😊


  2. October 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    An interesting article!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. October 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Fascinating – never heard of them, never seen one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Yeah this fruit is interesting.

      In raw form it is poisonous.So one has to bake it and then slice it.Seeds are said to be rich in essential fatty acids.

      And in Africa they have a sentiment that if the fruit is tied to a rope in front of the house,it prevents storms and hurricanes.

      Of course it’s a important ingredient in beer consumed by tribesmen.

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