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I went to get almonds at Walgreens and my friend said he would get me a bunch from the beach. And he proceeded to give me 4 almond fruits. I had seen these many times on the trees (here in San Juan Puerto Rico) but I wasn't sure they were edible. They smell like peaches and they do not taste bad.

  • Buena pregunta :) Love him or hate him Bear Grylls describes and eats these on one of his tropical island survival shows, the whole thing is fine to eat. – Aravona Feb 2 '16 at 7:47
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If you are eating fruits like these, you aren't eating true almonds. These are tropical almonds, Terminalia catappa, and the entire fruit and nut are edible.

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