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Guiana Chestnut in bloom

Guiana Chestnut flower blooming in the yard of Kona resident Mark Barville. Photography by Mark Barville, Special to Hawaii 24/7

Guiana Chestnut flower blooming in the yard of Kona resident Mark Barville. Photography by Mark Barville, Special to Hawaii 24/7

GUIANA CHESTNUT
Guinea Chestnut, Malabar Chestnut, Saba Nut

The Guiana Chestnut (Pachira Aquatica) is a large (up to 60 feet) tropical Central American tree with large 4-12 inch woody green pods that contain many seeds, 1/2 inch in diameter or larger. The seeds are edible raw and taste like peanuts, but they are normally roasted or fried in oil. The Cooked nuts have a flavor like chestnuts. The young leaves and flowers may also be cooked as a vegetable.

2 Responses to “Guiana Chestnut in bloom”

  1. Dale says:

    Beautiful! CONGRATS!

  2. mel theriault says:

    Spectacular. Very Hawiiaan. Nothing in this world like it. Thank you.

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