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Alasa (Ah-lah-sah) Fruit – Suck the pulp from the seed, chew the inner membrane until it turns to gum, play games with the seeds by flicking it into a hole, etc.

Besides its many uses, it packs more vitamin C than an orange. The bark from the tree has anti-plasmodial effects thus serving as a remedy for yellow fever or malaria. English and botanical names are African star apple (white star apple) and Chrysophyllum albidum