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Safou (Dacryodes edulis)

About Safou Fruit Plants

Safou fruit Native to the humid, tropical forests of West and Central Africa, safou (Dacryodes edulis) is also known as the “butterfruit” for its rich, oily pulp. But safou is more than just creamy and delicious. It’s quickly becoming an important cash crop for small farmers in Africa and has proven useful in agroforestry systems and in preventing hunger.

                      Safou is rich in fat content and amino acids. This also comprises of micronutrients, potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition to the content given in the table the fruit also consists of biochemicals such as acid, Iodine, Phytates and Oxalates.Safou fruit plants in Keralais now available in our farms.


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