BunyaNut

A bunya pine from the genus Araucaria, native to Queensland and the last surviving Bunya species of which. Despite the colloquial associated with the tree, the Bunya is not in fact a pine. It bears large, durian-like fruits from an enormous, perennial coniferous tree. The nuts are immensely popular among native Australians, both raw or roasted over a fire. Apart from hand eating, the nuts are used to make cookies, pancakes and bread. It has a rich nutrition level and a distinct flavour comparable to starchy potatoes and chestnuts.

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