As a health-conscious guy, you already know that nuts are part of a nutrient-dense diet. You may even have a bag of almonds in your desk drawer. For you, there’s a new legume on the block. Baru nuts, native to Brazil, are oblong, with a brown outer paper and smooth inside.
A quarter cup has five grams of fiber, six grams of protein, no sodium, and clocks in at 140 calories—less than their crunchy peers. One importer of barus, called Barùkas, is planting one tree in Brazil for every five pounds sold. Most importantly, they taste good, like an almond crossed with a peanut.