Common Name: Jagua | Jagua fruit
Binomial Nomenclature: Genipa americana
Culinary Use: This species is also cultivated for its edible fruits, which are eaten in preserves or made into drinks, jelly, or ice cream.
Medicinal Use: The fruit is diuretic, laxative and tonic.
Fun Fact: The unripe fruit of G. americana yields a liquid used as a dye for tattoos, skin painting and insect repellent.The wood is reported to be resistant, strong, and easily worked; it is used in the making of utensils and in construction and carpentry.