The Candle Nut is a large very tall tree of the Tropical Rainforest. During the months of Feb, Mar, Apr, the tree produces a large number of green pods, about the same size as a small fist. (See above sitting on the yellow leaf). These pods contain up to four nuts which vary in size, but generally about the size of a large marble. After the fruiting season is over, the nuts remain on the ground and can easily be seen up to six months later scattered near the base of the parent tree.
The white kernels of the nut . . .