Hello everybody. So, this is another one that is not edible. Not edible. Not gonna eat it. Can’t eat it. But I’m gonna talk about it because it is interesting, and it is on the red list. It is considered to be a vulnerable species. This is called, it’s got the nickname skyfruit, but it is Swietenia humilis, I think, which is mahogany. You know that wood that you can make tables out of and they’re very expensive? This fruit comes from that tree. Actually, I think that is a different species, but this is a related species that is grown in Mexico. Why it’s called skyfruit, is that the fruits point up when they grow. They will point up towards the sky, and then they will split, actually from this side, and like that, and little seeds will come flying down. So, here’s one that actually came open. You see? It like separates naturally at the seams when it ripens, and then where that stem is, you know– so it’d be growing up like this– these crack open like that. And you see all those like crazy seeds in there? These seeds are winged, so when they fall from the tree they actually will go a distance because of these little wings on it. So, I’m sure you’ve seen helicopter seeds in nature. There are some trees that have that, but this is a very big one. So, I imagine this is probably gonna go quite the distance falling from a very tall tree. Yeah. This is a good idea. Now, these are eaten. They are eaten in traditional medicine. What you do is that you would just crack one of these guys open, like… See if I can get it open. Like so, and this guy, right here. This little white seed is basically like a medicine tablet to some cultures. I believe in Malaysia, not this species but a very closely related species, grows there. And they collect these, and they will take one of these a day to help combat, like a number of different things. Diabetes is a big one. It’s also supposed to like help with like certain like blood issues, diarrhea, like anything. You know, folk medicine, a lot of times like a fruit is supposed to, you know, cure everything. I am NOT a doctor. This is not a medical channel, okay? I am very skeptical about people who use fruit to cure serious issues. If you’ve got serious issues, stop watching this video and go see a doctor. But there is a study that says that this did actually help, anti-hypoglycemic, I believe, for rats. So they gave it to rats and it like didn’t kill them, but it did show like changes in their blood. But, at the same time, these are not anything to mess around with because there’s an alkaloid in this that is considered to be highly poisonous. So that’s why I am NOT going to eat it. The seeds come in different sizes, you know, like one seed might have more of a poison to it than others. It’s very easy to like overdose if you are not doing this properly, so I don’t mess with that stuff. But what is interesting about this is this is actually a super rare fruit, you know. And I found it in the market here and a guy was selling it that seemed to be selling other medicinal things. Whether or not you believe in those claims, it is still a very important fruit for a lot of people, and I think that’s interesting. Hello, I just woke up. It’s the next morning, and– let me fix that eyebrow. Yeah. So yeah, this is exciting. Take a look at this. Yeah, don’t mind my like horrible mess here, but look This is that one that I was talking about before. It just started splitting this morning. Just, even off the tree, it ripens and will split on those little seams there. So you can see, even a little circle forming there, around the stem. So you see like exactly how it’s going to like pop open. Isn’t that fun? I don’t know. It feels like Christmas morning. I woke up and I was like, ah, it’s doing it! So, I don’t know. I thought that was exciting. Alright, thanks guys. Bye. Hey, so before you click out, there’s going to be a preview of next week’s episode at the end of this video, so don’t go anywhere. But, I want to give a very special shout out to Sy, who was a very generous contributor over on Patreon. So, Sy, thank you for helping me out. I also want to thank Smarter Every Day, they’ve been a mega contributor over on Patreon and been helping me out a lot, so, thank you. If you want to check out more about how you can make my channel grow, you can go to the link in the description below. If you don’t want to give any money or anything, you’re liking, subscribing, commenting– all that helps. And other than that guys, I will see you next time. Thank you.
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