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In todays world, Juniper berries are commonly used to make gin. But in medieval times, it was also used to flavor whiskey in Scotland! Check out some more on this versatile fruit.

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The seeds of the Jelly Palm are composed of about 45% oil, some countries actually use the oil to make margarine.

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Jatoba is also known as "Brazilian Cherry". However this fruit doesn't resemble a cherry at all. The fruit pod is actually tough enough it is used like wood.

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In 2010, 4.1 million metric tons of Japanese Persimmons were produced commercially worldwide!

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Jambul is considered sacred to the Hindu deity Krishna. Because of this belief, It is traditionally planted near Hindu temples.

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Jackfruit was introduced to Jamaica in the late 1700's and then to Florida about 100 years later.

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Jabuticaba needs no branches because it grows fruits and flowers from its trunk.

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The leaves of Indian Prunes are used to treat eyelid irritation in Indonesia and parts of Asia.

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Indian Fig trees can live over a thousand years due to its intricate root system!

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The Indian Almond has been used traditionally to aid in liver function for those afflicted with sickle-cell anemia.

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