mango, African

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Fruit of two trees, Irvingia gabonensis (wild or African mango) or I. barteri (Gabon chocolate tree), which resemble the cultivated mango, but are botanically unrelated. The pounded kernels of the seeds (known as dika nuts) are used as a thickener for soups and stews, may be used to make dika bread, and are a source of oil.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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