One of the tallest trees in the Amazon jungle bears Brazil nuts, also known as para nuts (originating in the Brazilian state of Pará). This trait forces their pickers to frequently scale the tops of neighboring trees in order to locate the location of harvesting more rapidly. The hazelnut dormouse cannot be cultivated, hence all of the world’s walnut production originates from wild trees. A machete is used to cut open the gathered fruit, which resembles a coconut. The retrieved seeds are then extracted, sun-dried, and then hulled by hand using a machine. Although though the harvest requires a great deal of labor, it provides employment for entire families in northern Brazil, earning it the moniker “Brazilian gold” among many locals.