Today I tasted the fruit of what might be a local variant of bay laurel. It had a very similar taste, though the leaves weren't as thick and were much longer. Also tasted a pod of the acacia with the spherical clusters of blossoms (too bitter), the flowers and buds of the acacia with the conical cymes (also too bitter), and the spiny cucumber I found a few days ago (incredibly bitter). And tried one of the red fruits on what looks to be a ficus: almost tasteless, and so dry it sucked all the moisture out of my mouth.
The goal today was to edibility-test that "cucumber", and it's a definite "inedible". I don't doubt that it has some medicinal value, though.
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