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Old 10-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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The one on the right is called:

Scientific .....Hymenaea courbaril ( West Indian Locust Tree, )
Common.......Copinol
Nick name ( which may justify the cheesy smell) is " Stinky Toe Fruit"

The pulp around the seeds smell bad, but apparently taste good. Good possibility they were dried out, which is why there wasnt any when you cracked it open.

In addition, the tree is supposed to be very very hard wood, which explains why you needed a hammer to crack it open.

Im still working on the one to the left
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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One on the left :

Scientific....Tetrapleura tetraptera
Common.....Aridan Fruit ( West African origen)

Inside is supposed to be sweet.
didnt find out as much about this as the other.

Tetrapleura tetraptera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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Ah awesome!! Thanks :) I'm really happy about that... The aridan fruit looks very interesting... I'm looking forward to experimenting with it!
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #14
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Larry, how the heck did you find those? Or did you already know about them?
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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Didnt know anything about them. Just a little creative searching I guess :) I do have a friend from brazil who occasionally introduces me to new fruits and vegetables ( not the ones above). Its kinda a hobby of mine exotic fruits and vegetabls.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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I think these are the pods of Delonix regia we call it 'Gulmohar' in Hindi. We used to play with this pods in our childhood.
Delonix regia' is red we call it Krishnachura' and Delonix regia var. flavida is yellow and rarer we call it 'Radhachura'in Bengal.


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We also have a superstition associated with this tree. Never plant a gulmohar in your lawn it will bring unhappiness.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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The one on the right is called:

Scientific .....Hymenaea courbaril ( West Indian Locust Tree, )
Common.......Copinol
Nick name ( which may justify the cheesy smell) is " Stinky Toe Fruit"

The pulp around the seeds smell bad, but apparently taste good. Good possibility they were dried out, which is why there wasnt any when you cracked it open.

In addition, the tree is supposed to be very very hard wood, which explains why you needed a hammer to crack it open.

Im still working on the one to the left
Hymenaea courbaril and Delonix regia both are from the same family 'Fabaceae' (the family with pod like fruits).
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:39 AM   #18
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Larry you must be a google ninja! I'm usually pretty good at tracking stuff down but didn't know where to start with these.
The Aridan fruit is also known as Prekese. I found this blog post about it - Prekese | To follow my star
She describes it as "not fruity, more like vanilla or carob, it has that kind of chocolatey/toffee/coffee-like quality to it." And judging by the smell this makes sense.
It's apparently usually made into a syrup by boiling in sugar water or burned as incense. I'll be having a bash at it this weekend, so I'll let you know how I get on. Cheers!
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