Ark of taste
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Called guaporiti in Argentina and baporeti in Brazile (Myrciaria rivularis), this is a medium sized tree (6 to 11 m tall) that grows in the subtropical forest, in a rather limited area between the western part of Rio Grande Do Sul and the north-eastern region of Argentina.

It usually grows on the banks of rivers or streams. It has dark orange, globular and smooth fruits. The size is that of large grapes, the taste is sweet and sour and they are packed with vitamins.
Native Guaranì eat them fresh, but they are also used to make artisanal desserts.
This tree is not easy to find, due to the intense deforestation of the Amazon in the Misiones region.

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Fruit, nuts and fruit preserves

Indigenous community:Guaraní
Nominated by:Marcos Daniel Kluser