The tree and fruit of Terminalia catappa. It is a large tree (up to 115ft in height), often grown for ornamental purposes and the shade provided by its broad leaves. Parts of the fruit are edible, including the inner seed which resembles almonds in shape and taste.
almond is also grown in Grenada
Almond seeds that "resembles" almonds. My favorite.
I just wanted to know the nutritive value of the Harmon or Terminalia Catappa fruit.
This is very popular in Dominica. And my childhood favorite!! We call it Zaman. Eat the seed on the inside as is or make something similar to coconut drops!! 😩😩😩 Delish!!
Yes I also remember these fruits as harmon it's great to hear someone else call it of the same name I love it
Great to hear this. I see so many going to waste. No longer b
We call it Zanman in Haiti its so good, we eat the outside and then use a rock to crack open the almond that's inside. It will also stain your clothes if your not careful in eating them. #childhoodmemories
With the environmental problems involved in growing almonds in California, I wonder if this is a market the Caribbean Islands can get into, selling almonds that don't need artificial irrigation to grow.
@zanman that is the real thing in Jamaica, Manchester. Eat the outside and crack it open with rockstone...lol I miss my childhool.
We call it harmond nuts in S.V.G . Its fun cracking the hard nuts and the kernel is very tasty and very much resembles the almonds in appearance and taste. I still go to the beach gather them by the bags.
I went on a cruise to Ocho Rios and found an "almond" by the beach. I brought it home as a souvenir, put it on top of dirt in a pot, and the damn thing opened and sprouted a leaf!
I WAS HOPING TO FIND A PICTURE OF THE ACTUALLY NUT ON THE INSIDE.. THAT'S MY CHILDHOOD RIGHT THERE
Almond is good I dont why people hate it
The tree is used as a decorative plant, we call the Almond Bat food, it's usually eaten by the Bats. Never knew it was good to eat.
Can you open it up and plant the seed in a pot to grow?
I am from Georgetown, my neighbour we called her granny uses to pinck them up when they drop in the backyard , she would she'll them , took the nuts and make nut cake ( looks like Mr Tom ) and shared it to all the children around . It was something we look forward for once the trees got loaded.
Also grows in Belize. It is in my backyard. We eat the outside and crack the seed to get the nut inside. Love it
I always ate as a child. We used to burn the green almonds, then allowed them to dry out. Once they were dried we "barked" them open with rocks or hammers. We ate most of them or baked almond cakes. There is a tree where I live now.
We know this as Almond in Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹. You could eat the Outside if it's ripe by turning yellow and the nut is in the seed if you bust it open.. The fruit part have a blan taste with some bitterness. Allot of it grows by the sea.
It grows in SVG. But I do not see the fruit ripen and eaten here. It grew a thick skin and ripened in Aruba when I grew up there. We ate fruit and pounded the dry seed to get the nut to eat.
Always looked forward to stopping by a particular almond tree on the way home from school. We walked to and from school, so we had sufficient time to spot the ripe almonds in the very tall tree and then use a stone or some other small object to knock them off the tree. Enjoyed eating the outer part of the ripe almonds and also the inner almond of the dried seeds. Wonderful memories!!
I collect them, wash them and eat the juicy skin when it ripe. The sweetest part of the fruit is that fibrous layer beneath the soft skin. When I eat up to a dozen in a sitting. My sisters and I used to break the hard shell to get out the kernel, but I don't bother with that anymore, i just enjoy what's on the outside.
Botanically Terminalia catappa (ter-mih-NAIL-ee-uh kuh-TAP-uh) it is not related to the edible almond. ... Unlike true almonds though the outside of the fruit is also edible. Both the seeds and the fruit of this particular species are edible raw.
In St Lucia we call it almond or zanman. My childhood was just eating the flesh on the outside and then letting them dry in the sun and crack them open
Exist also in Martinique. We call them "Amandes" or "Zanmann"
In the Turks and Caicos, we have it too, but we pronounce it as "emen" it took yearsss for me to realize it was almond, i don't like the imported ones but I can eat buckets of our local ones.