Parinarium excelsum – Famine Foods

Parinarium excelsum


Sénégal/Guinea: the unripe fruits are eaten after a long preparation. Those which are ripe in June and July are eaten as is, or cut up, dried, and boiled with a sauce of peanuts (especially in times of famine) by both the Basari and Bedik. The rind, put in water in a small canary [sic], serves as medicine against snake bite. The water is drunk and black blood is vomited immediately [sic].

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