Maya Nut is the seed of a huge tropical rainforest tree, Brosimum alicastrum, in the fig family (Moraceae). It was the staple food for prehispanic cultures throughout the neotropics, who probably ate it boiled and protected it because it attracted their favorite game species (deer, wild pigs, tapir). Maya Nut was one of the most common tree species in the neotropics, ranging from central Mexico to northern Brazil.

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