Unusual relative to Cacao. Grown for the fruit as well as the seeds.
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Cupuassu, a tropical amazonian rainforest tree related to cacao, is the national fruit of Brazil. The fruit is traditionally cultivated for its pulp, likened to tangy pineapple, and is used in ice creams, sweets and smoothies. Recently, bean to bar chocolate makers have been making cupuassu bars (similar to chocolate, known as cupulate) with its beans. Fruits weigh between 800 grams and 2 kilos, have a soft inner pulp and a hard shell. The tree grows between 5 to 15 meters tall and flourishes in the humid tropics below 800 meters above sea level.
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