The Foraging of Baru Seeds

Foraging baru can be very labor intensive. In this video, we see how the fruits are foraged from the wild and cracked open for the seeds in Midwestern Brazil.

Some baru fruits have their pulp eaten by wildlife or cattle. Foragers have to be quick and pick them up before the rainy season. These “half-eaten” fruits will still protect the seed hermetically for up to two years under dry conditions.

Check it out!