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Baobab Fruit

We now know that the baobab’s fruit was on sale in the market in Cairo as early as the 16th century, apparently brought by the slave caravans from the Sudan far to the south… The seeds are like small black beans and are delicious if first roasted. The white pulp which protects the seeds made a sherbet-like drink rich in vitamin C…. If you needed fresh salad, you could eat both the elegant white flower and the pale green foliage.

The Remarkable Baobab by Thomas Pakenham, 2004.