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Island-Hopping: Love nuts from the Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands, nearly a thousand miles off the eastern coast of Africa, are known for being a honeymoon hotspot. Part of the allure is a product of the Coco De Mer tree. Affectionately called "love nuts," these seeds are rare, large (weighing up to 30 pounds), shaped like a derriere, and are said to have aphrodisiacal properties. Conor Knighton visited the Seychelles, where a love of the love nut permeates island culture.

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The seeds produced by the Coco De Mer tree are rare, large, shaped like a derriere, and are said to have aphrodisiacal properties

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