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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusTree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya43
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana40
Dacryodes edulisBush Butter Tree, Butterfruit, African Plum, bush pear, bush plum, safou52
Moringa oleiferaHorseradish Tree, Moringa,44
Persea americanaAvocado, Alligator Pear53
Saccharum officinarumSugarcane, Purple Sugar Cane42
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
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