Ice Cream Bean
Inga feuilleei Harms
Venezuela to El Salvador
Synonyms: Inga sapindoides
Inga feuilleei is a legume tree native to Central and South America.
Commonly known as Pacay or Ice-Cream Bean, contains pods of fruit often cultivated for its edible white pulp
surrounding large seeds.
You are bidding on * live seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and growing in a
small pot for ease of transplant.
Tropical fruits of Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador used by the Maya for thousands of years.
Fruits and nuts have always been part of Mayan diet, however, this tree 15 meters is described as a species new to science.
Most Mayan house gardens have fruit and nut trees surrounding the homes.
most frequently used as coffee shade in El Salvador and western Guatemala. Many Mayan milpas the fruit and nut trees are not cut down when the rest of the forest is
slashed and burned.
So fruits, nuts, and the soft flesh of seed pods such as Inga species have been a part of Mayan diet for a millennium.
Pacay fruit, notice the
seed inside the fruit, the whitish and soft goo is the tasty edible part of
Inga fruits are offered in local markets. You eat the white fleshy part covering the green and red seed. It is sweet and tasted
a little like Christmas.
This is the seed of the edible Ice Cream Bean, after you have eaten the white fuzzy part surrounding the
seeds. The black outer coating is called the testa.
In Guatemala the locals cook the seed thing too and throw them in beans or eggs.
This vigorous, ebullient legume forms a dense, wide-spreading umbrella crown with handsome, bright green, glossy,
coarsely pinnate foliage that is distinguished by its prominently winged rachis, or leaf stalk. Huge, heavy, swollen, multi-ridged, bean-like pods
protect a cache of slightly sweet, white, creamy, high-protein pulp, the taste of which is likened to vanilla ice cream and which is considered a
delicacy by some, particularly children.
Semillas de Pacay are these long green pods. Wait until you to see the tree they come from. These are a delicious local fruit called Semillas de Pacay. The pods hold
a row of seeds which are coated by a fluffy, light and sweet substance that resembles a marshmallow pocket. On little marshmallow pocket per seed.
The little marshmallow pockets are wonderful, light, sweet and probably very healthy. I recommend them on their own, and I plan to try working them in to fruit
salads and maybe smoothies as well. To me they tasted like fluffy honeysuckle. My daughter said they are like light bananas.
The green beans are hard as a rock-like solid legumes.
The green inner part you fry up with salt and lemon and is like a
huge lima bean.
They must be boiled until they are soft, and can then be consumed with salt and lime. The taste, absent the salt and lime, is
very mild and bean-like as you would expect. They were pleasant, and delicious with the salt and lime.
There you go….Ice Cream Bean, one of many awesome new natural food wonders in Central America. Pacay, aka many other names in
neighboring countries, only grows in the lower elevation areas of Central America.
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When you receive your seeds, you have only 7 days to make any claim. Once planted, seeds can NOT be returned
and no refund is offered. All seed sales are final. There are no germination guarantees.
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be
replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be
made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and
reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and
contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially,
the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes..