13 Responses to “Ginkgo Biloba – Urban Edible Tree Nuts”

  1. My puppy likes to eat the fruit off the ginkgo biloba tree, and I was wondering if this is going to hurt her? Thank you for a reply.

    Shirley

  2. Ken says:

    The pulp would be toxic and should not be eaten. The nut inside is edible in small quantities but long term should be roasted or boiled. You can consult a veterinarian for more specifics.

  3. Robin Samelson says:

    Ken is mistaken about the pulp of the ginkgo biloba tree. The fruit is actually medicinal and edible but only in small bites, 1/4 of the fruit at a time, otherwise it can become noxious. The fruit can be frozen for many months and still have its medicinal effect. Within one week of eating the pulp and nut daily, I experienced improved short term memory. South Koreans are familiar with the fruit pulp for this purpose. The fruit pulp is highly misrepresented in the U.S. Someday, this will change. The seeds are found in asian grocery stores. The fruit that is made up of both pulp and seed is hard to find unless you know of such trees in your city.

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