Amburana cearensis

Native to the Brazilian savannah, Cerrado, and also known as amburana and imburana, this tree can be found in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. The seeds have been used as a spice, similarly to cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; grated, they can substitute vanilla in some dessert recipes. The most common technique to use them is to make an infusion with milk or sugar syrup and umburana seeds broken into pieces.