Palm fruit has three segment
Endosperm: is refer to the outer layer of the palm fruit. Youruba people call it Eyin, it’s reddish or yellowish in colour.
Exosperm: is what you have after removing the fruit flesh. It’s very hard and black in colour. Yoruba call it Ekuro.
Embrayo: it’s sometime refer to as Bean, it’s what you have after you cracked the hardy part of the palm fruit. I.e Ekuro.
It’s a literary meaning to call the embryo a bean. And bean in yoruba is ewa.
Ekuro lalabaku ewa mean; as long as the embryo (bean) is inside the exosperm (Ekuro), it’s very safe and they can spend up to thousands yrs. Come rain come shining.
I stand to be corrected, if I’m wrong.
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