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Igna The igna fruit, or ice cream bean (igna edulis), is an unusual fruit found in Central and South America, particularly in Ecuador. Other names for the igna include guaba, igna cipo, guamo gejur, pois sucre, rabo de mico, igna de metro and monkey tail.
The igna grows on a tall tree, sometimes up to 100 feet. The tree is a shade tree. It was planted on plantations to provide shade. The tree is very important in restoration of the rain forest. It improves the soil.
Tomatoes Tomatoes are such an important aspect of many, many cuisines in this world- but why? Tomatoes are originally native to Central America, and worked its way up to Mexico. From Mexico, the Spanish explorers brought the plant back to Europe. The Spanish believed the fruit to be poisonous, however some advocated believed it had aphrodisiac powers. The Spanish and Italians hailed the tomato in their culinary creations. The tomato made its way back across the Atlantic t