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Soursop Seeds Used As Necklace
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Soursop seeds. 16th century woodcut illustration of the seeds of the 'guanabanus' or soursop (Guanabanus muricatus (L.)) strung into a necklace. The soursop is a broadleaf evergreen tree native to tropical regions. In many areas it is grown as a commercial crop, having a white pulp that is said to be a combination of strawberry, pineapple with a citrus edge. The large dark seeds are inedible. This illustration comes from Aromatum et simplicium aliquot medicamentorum apud Indos nascientium historia by Garcia de Orta, published at Antwerp in 1574.
May 6th, 2013
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