Stinking Toe Juice

Stinking Toe
Photo Credit: Jamaican Observer – Stinking Toe.

“Stinking Toe” juice? Hmm… that doesn’t sound like something that one would readily want to drink, but don’t be fooled by the name.

The fruit earns the name because its seed pods look very much like a large brown toe, and when cracked opened has the odor of a smelly feet.

It is widely grown in the Caribbean and is known locally as locust. It is delicious and has a sweet taste when eaten.

It is often used by practitioners of folk medicine to relieve headache pain and rheumatism.

It is filled with vitamins and minerals, and is particularly high in calcium and iron.

It is frequently used to make a refreshing drink.

Below see how it’s done:


  • 2 Stinking Toes, unshelled (washed)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspon nutmeg
  • 1 gallon water


  1. Mix the Stinking Toes with the water. Add sugar and nutmeg.
  2. Serve over ice.

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