Sustainable Sunday: Ice Cream Bean

Introducing the world’s funnest fruit! Or is it most fun fruit? You’d think a teacher would know this stuff. Anyway, this bean is fun to eat!

Ice cream beans aren’t really a bean at all. They are a fruit that grows on a tree right here in Hawaii. To eat, simply split the bean open and eat the white fluff that surrounds the black seeds. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

It’s a lot like eating a sweet cotton ball. A super delicious sweet cotton ball. I’ve never had anything like it. Fun in a bean! Bean fun.

These ice cream beans were found at the Keauhou Farmers Market along with armloads of other goodies including mac nut oil, tomatoes, Kabocha squash, limes, and breadfruit.

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