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Cut Nut Fruit Plants (Barringtonia Edulis)

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Cut Nut (Barringtonia Edulis):

Botanical Name: Barringtonia Edulis

Common Names: Cut Nut, Pao Nut, Boxfruit Tree, Heart Tree, Yum-Yum Tree

General Information: Native to Vanuatu and Fiji in the Southwest Pacific, Little evergreen trees, can grow in the sun or shade are typically cultivated for food, medicine, and wood, They make a beautiful ornamental tree for gardens, Fruits can be eaten, raw or cooked, but are described as insipid, Seeds are also edible, with a flavor resembling peanuts

Nutritional Benefits: All nuts have similar macronutrient profiles (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) but may vary in micronutrient content.

High in 'good fats' – monounsaturated fats (most nut types) and polyunsaturated fats (mainly walnuts).

Low in saturated fats. Good sources of dietary protein, making them an alternative to animal protein. Some nuts are high in amino acid arginine, promoting healthy blood vessels.

Free of dietary cholesterol. High in dietary fiber. Rich in vitamins (E, B6, niacin, folate) and minerals (magnesium, zinc, plant iron, calcium, copper, selenium, phosphorus, potassium). Seeds, like nuts, contain antioxidants that have health benefits.

Health Benefits: Due to their nutrient-dense characteristics, nuts and seeds provide several health benefits, such as weight maintenance, reduced risk of heart disease, and lowered diabetes risk.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate


Planting and Care

Can grow in light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, can grow in semi-shade or no shade, prefers moist soil, can tolerate maritime exposure.

Special Feature

The bark is used in the treatment of stomach ailments and gonorrhoea. A strong tea made from the bark is claimed to induce abortion and definitive sterility


The fruit Barringtonia edulis is a rare fruit. Suitable for snacks for children, a good source of energy. The tasty and nutritious seed kernels are eaten raw or roasted as snacks.