The Maya Nut

The Maya Nut is the seed of the Breadnut tree (Brosimum alicastrum), which is native to the Selva Maya and occurs abundantly in the forests. The Breadnut tree is known as the “tree of life” for its nutritive properties of its seeds and leaves. It was already used in Pre-Columbian times for food and beverage production by the Mayans and is therefore of cultural importance and known as the Maya Nut.

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