The Forest Gives Everything – INGA

Written by: Callie

Posted on December 12, 2014

Todays Gift – INGA

The black seeds of the Inga Edulis are embedded in a thick white pulp that tastes like vanilla ice cream. It is Vanesa’s favourite snack, and with the nickname ‘ice cream bean’ you can see why.


For rainforest villages, the forest gives life

For rainforest villages, the forest gives life

For The Green Journey’s & Cool Earth’s partner villages, the forest gives everything:

It gives shelter.

It gives food.

It gives water.

It gives medicine.

And with Cool Earth and The Fuel Card Group’s support, it gives a livelihood, which means the forest is protected from illegal loggers.

This December, we’re celebrating these gifts from the forest with a special Christmas Countdown.
We’ll be celebrating a gift each day leading up to Christmas. From bows and arrows to clothing, we’ll
reveal how the forest provides for our partner communities’ every need.