Used in East Africa as camel food, the leaves of the Mangrove Apple are also edible to humans, and may be eaten either raw or cooked. Ripe fruits are eaten extensively in many villages across the world and thought to taste like cheese.

Made into a paste to treat cuts, bruises, sprains and swellings, the Mangrove Apple is also used as a traditional remedy to treat coughs or to expel intestinal parasites.


last update by M 12/7/2012

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