Byrsonima crassifolia

Flavorful, slightly acidic and pleasantly aromatic, this fruit is yellow and smaller than a cherry. It is native to the North and Northeast regions of Brazil, but it can also be found in areas of Atlantic rainforest, backlands and savannahs. The pulp yields a refreshing juice and can still be used to make confections and ice creams. According to Brazilian writer Câmara Cascudo, the fruit pounded with manioc flour and sugar is called cambica de murici, a fortifying and healthy food.