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Junglesop

Junglesop

Scientific Name: Anonidium mannii

Jungle sop is a fruit from Central America. It grows wild in large numbers in Congo, Zambia, Central African Republic, Angola etc. Jungle sop has a very unique feature. It is the second largest fruit on earth next only to jackfruit. A single fruit can weigh upto 15 kg, though most fruits are from 4-6 kg. It is also a very tasty fruit full of flavour. Fruit flavor is rich but variable and is sometimes described as an acquired taste, though the fruits are generally in high demand in Africa, with large fruits commanding high prices. The fruit is a favorite with local people and primates, especially bonobos.