Theobroma bicolor (commonly known as pataxte or macambo) is a tropical rainforest fruit related to cacao.
It is found in Central and South America, including stretches of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Theobroma bicolor is the only species in the Rhytidocarpus section of Theobroma.
Its seeds can be made into chocolate or eaten fried or in soups. The pulp surrounding the seeds can be eaten fresh and has a sweet, mild taste. The texture of the pulp is a mix between a starchy banana and durian. The smell of this fruit is intoxicating. It smells like musky floral chocolate.
Theobroma Bicolor contains less fat and more protein and fiber than Theobroma cacao.
Mayas placed a high value on the buttery foam crowning beverages of cacao and maize. It appears that a thick, stable foam can be produced using fruits of Theobroma bicolor as a source of cacao, but not with Theobroma cacao fruits.
The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
- 1 Fruit contains 1 piece of fruit per box