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Junglesop Fruit

Introduction of Junglesop Fruit

            Scientific name - Anonodium mannii

Anonodium mannii otherwise known as Junglesop is endemic to Africa. The tree grows up to 8-30 m high and possesses long leaves that measures to 20-40 cm. It bears edible fruits that typically develop from large flowers and each fruit weighs up to 46 kg. The fruit has a unique taste and so it is the most demanded in African community.

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Description of Junglesop Fruit

The fruit of junglesop is set to be produced seasonally with a gap of about 10 years approximately. The fruit weighs about 5 kg and some reaches even up to 15 kg. Annonaceae is considered as one of the largest fruits in the world. A soft pulp of yellow-orange tint is found inside the leathery brown rind. The fruit has a unique flavor as of peach ranging from sweet to sour taste. The genetic patterns play a major role in determining the taste of the fruit. Some fruits even appear tasteless but, they are the good source of Vitamin A.

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Nutritional Value of Junglesop Fruit

Nutritional Information: Per 100 grams of fruit:
Protein 2.1 g
Fat 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 3.5 g
Fiber 6 g
Sodium 14 mg

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Cultivation of Junglesop Fruit

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The kind of tree belongs to wild vegetation as Africa is known for its rich natural wild resource it is believed that many generation of this species junglesop would have existed in the African rainforests before many decades.

The tree naturally grows quite fast preferably in a rich aerated moist soil. As the tree seems to grow in wild vegetation it can also grow under a poor sunlight. It shows tolerance against cold and other damages caused by wind as it possess large sized leaves. The tree continues to grow from a germination process and the seedlings take around 10 years for its next growth process.

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