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Parkia speciosa is grown as a food crop and for its medicinal properties

Parkia speciosa (Bitter Bean, Twisted Cluster Bean, Stink Bean, Petai in Malay)

Bitter Bean or Stink Bean is found naturally growing wild in undisturbed lowland rainforest and often cultivated in Malay kampongs.

In Malaysia, the Orang Asli will harvest the Stink Beans and sell them for a handsome profit.

Prices for the Stink Bean fluctuates depending on demand and supply, increasing sharply in times of scarcity.

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