This seed falls from some of the oldest and tallest of the canopy trees in Central America. Brosimum alicastrum, Ramón Seed or “Ojoche” in Nicaragua, is known for its high protein and potassium and is fat-free and gluten-free.
The seed can be ground for a nutritious flour or roasted and ground for a coffee, chocolate sort of tasting beverage. The grounds can then be eaten like porridge.
Because of its long shelf-life, these seeds were gathered and stored in case of famine or siege but ancient peoples in the Yucatán and other parts of Central America. In Guatemala, it get’s its name “Ramón” from the “ramoneros” (the people who cut branches “ramas” from these trees) to feed cattle and horses because it’s so high in nutrition.