icecream bean (Inga edulis)

  • The icecream bean is a fruit that is shaped rather like a bean.
  • The plant was originally propagated by the indigenous people of the Amazon.
  • It is found in Central and Southern America.

  • Video entitled "How to eat an ice cream bean" - "The pod I am eating and delivered to customers originated in Volcano on the island of Hawai'i. The tree is usually grown for shade around cacao and coffee plants."