Aframomum alboviolaceum - ginguenga, jinguenga, beans of paradise, fruit from heaven, tondolo

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Botanical nomenclature: Aframomum alboviolaceum
Common name: ginguenga, jinguenga, beans of paradise, fruit from heaven, tondolo
Family: zingiberaceae
Origin: africa
Height: 1.50 – 3.00 meters
Luminosity: partial shadow, shadow
Climate: see description

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Species in the ginger family, which produces delicious fruits and seeds used as a spice.

Aframomum alboviolaceum or ginguenga as is commonly known at its place of origin, it is a perennial herbaceous plant with crayling rhizomas deep deep in the soil. Makes fresh hamps up to 3 meters in height of habitat of origin. The fruits are red with the white and sweet juicy pulp, sometimes slightly still (taste is unique, impossible to eat only) and very tasty; the same are formed and agglomerated in branches at the plant base.

Habitat of origin is tropical africa, with reach from sierra leone to sudan, south zambia to angola, malawi and mozambique.

The plant has its traditional use as food culture, in medicine and also in spices.

Its seeds are used as a spicy spicant both in food and in production of various alcoholic beverages. Leaves are also used in food and as a spice.

Angolan women have the custom of tasting them in natura with gindungo (malagueta pepper) and salt

A ginger with edible, juicy and very tasty red fruits, which are genually taste in natura.

Seeds benefit when scarified and immediate in water morning for 24 hours before planting.

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