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Pangium Edule
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Pangium Edule

Pangium edule is a large, brown fruit native to the mangrove swamps of Southeast Asia. The “football fruit” will surely be a touchdown to the emergency room if eaten raw: The fruit contains hydrogen cyanide and should only be consumed after it's de-shelled and boiled, and fermented inside of banana leaves for a month. The hydrogen cyanide is released after the boiling and fermentation.

Where to Try it Safely Prepared: PeraMakan in Singapore serves pangium edule in a chicken dish.

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