Meet the fruit that brought down Lieutenant William Bligh. This starch bomb was the reason he and his crew aboard the HMS Bounty voyaged to Tahiti in 1787—to collect plants to incubate a cheap food source for slaves in the West Indies. We all know how that worked out, but after Bligh made it back to Great Britain he set sail once again, this time as a captain, and collected a couple thousand plants.

But the guy couldn’t catch a break. Upon delivery they were rejected by Jamaican slaves. One taste and you can see why. There’s no more aggressively boring fruit than this. Once cooked it has a texture and flavor somewhere between boiled potato and dense white bread.