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Canarium schweinfurthii - African Elemi

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1 seed per pack. An important African tree, both for its edible fruits and as a source of elemi, a resin with a variety of uses in medicine and industry. The purple to black colored fruits have an olive-like flavor and are popular snacks in parts of Africa. The seed kernel is also said to be edible (related to the pili nut) and can be used as a substitute for shea butter. Medium to large sized, tropical tree. Not tolerant of frosts. Native to west and central Africa. #4602

Out of stock. Last available: 5/1/2019 - 4/8/2020

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons - Minette Lontsie.

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