This African delicacy provides some of the most traditional food available in West Africa and also Jamaica, where it was exported to in the mid-17th century. It often is used to replace eggs and is normally served with fried onions, tomatoes, and other vegetables. It’s also known by the name ‘vegetable brain’ due to its similar appearance to the human brain. This plant should only be consumed when fully mature, though, as the young plants can be poisonous, due to their large amounts of hypoglycin A, which can cause hypoglycemia and even death. Mature plants can be identified by its open outer body and three to four large black seeds being visible within the plant itself. A highly nutritious plant, this particular African delicacy is high in fatty acids, vitamin A, zinc, and essential proteins.