50 seeds (naturally pre-drilled). Dried, therefore will not germinate.
The naturally pre-drilled, polished bead that can be used to make necklaces, bracelets, and other baubles. One popular application is making rosaries and jewelry as the beads are especially resistant to damage by moisture. The beads are often called Blessing Beads and Power beads. White to blueish gray brown seeds.
Beads are from the Coix lacryma-jobi species. Linnaeus gave the botanical name in 1753, relying upon an existing popular reference for the tear shaped pods to the Book of Job and it has also been called St. Mary’s tears.