The main purpose of this thread is to learn from any zoochatter, whether there is any zoo in the world giving their gorillas Aframomum melegueta (''Paradise grape'') a plant with seeds, who originate from equatorial Africa, and that seems that is protective for cadriovascular system in gorillas, or generally in apes, particularly for male gorillas (male apes). Most logic answer would be because this plant seeds are high on particular antioxidant. I think it is worth importing seeds/leaves (or growing this plant in a zoo) from this plant and giving it to gorillas, so unvaluable zoo animals. Aside from a ''typical zoo diet'' for gorillas wich includes mainly leafy vegetables, browse (ficus,.. ?), other non-leafy vegetables, fruits (particularly high on vitamin C like citrus fruits or pineapple), nuts, monkey biscuit, vitamin-mineral supplement, boiled eggs, mealworms?, surely zoos include more specific food ithems like different tea, roasted chicken, or cocoa (high on antioxidant), and why not include also seeds/leaves from Aframomum melegueta? If I ever work with apes, I would troughly wash leafy vegetables and fruits with soapy detergent (for dishies) to remove harmfull bacteria, viruses (like hepatitis A virus from eventual infected fruit picker like from imported tropic fruits), and even to remove tapeworm eggs (like from lettuce for example) (not absent from zoos, and I know at least one case of echinococcosis in gorillas in Basel zoo I think, I read that). I would also give to apes powdered cocoa boiled in water (twice weekly) (with sugar), and would roast mealworms for them (not giving them raw mealworms). But to return to main purpose to this thread, about is there any zoo in the world giving Aframomum melegueta to their gorillas?