Dypterix alata Vogel.
Fruit of a leafy tree from the Cerrado (Brazilian savannah) found mainly in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás and Minas Gerais states. High in protein, fiber and carbohydrates, the sweetish, brown pulp has no commercial use, but can be used in breads or pastry creams. Currently, the nut has been receiving a lot of gastronomic attention. Its flavor is reminiscent of peanuts, and it should be roasted before being served on its own, or transformed into flours, oils, or the traditional Brazilian candies (originally made with peanuts): paçoca and pé de moleque. Baru nut is one of the ingredients included in the Arca do Gosto (Ark of Taste), a Slow Food movement initiated in Brazil to preserve and popularize ingredients in danger of extinction.