Keluak
Pangium Edule

Keluak is a black nut, the seed of the fruit of the tall Kepayang tree, native to the mangrove swamps of Southeast Asia. The fruit of the Kapayang is notoriously poisonous, containing hydrogen cyanide, but can be made edible by fermentation. To do so the seeds are first boiled and then buried in ash, banana leaves and earth turning from creamy white colour to dark brown or black. The oily, hard-shelled seeds superficially resemble Brazil nuts, and when fermented turn chocolate brown, greasy and slippery.

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