Cameroon's African Mango

By: Elna Botes van Schalkwyk
Cameroon in Western-Africa is the only place where these fruit is grown - it's actually found exclusively in Cameroon's west-coastal rainforests.

Cameroon's African mango, or bush mango, differs from other mango fruits in that it produces a peculiar seed, which natives of Cameroon refer to as "Dikka nuts." For hundreds of years, an extract from the seeds called irvingia gabonensis have been used among Cameroon villagers for its wide-ranging medicinal (including weight-loss) benefits.