Inga edulis is a fruit native to South America. It is widely cultivated, especially by native Amazon, for shade, food, timber, medicine and the production of the ‘cachiri’ alcoholic beverage. It is popular in Peru, Ecuador, Pernambuco, Brazil and Colombia. The name “inga” derives from its name with the Tupí people of South America. In English they have been called “frozen beans” because of the sweet taste and the soft consistency of the pulp.
The pods contain black seeds that are incorporated into a thick, juicy white pulp that has a slightly similar taste to vanilla ice cream.
Tropical plant, does not tolerate winter frosts, survives up to -2 °.
Grow in full sun.
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