Ongo is a fruit from Africa, A medium sized dioecious evergreen tree, growing upto 20 m, with a spreading canopy. Fruit a syncarp of basally fused, yellow false drupes, up to 20 cm in diameter.
Fruits are edible. In fact every part of the fruit except the thick skin of each section and the central core which holds each section in place is eaten. The pulp, which is quite juicy, is delicious having a pleasant sweet and sour taste. The kernel inside the seed is also edible and fondly eaten, are very nutritious, containing oil, proteins and sugars.