Guama "Inga edulis"
The Guama, Guaba, Paterna or Inga is a plant native to Central America, Colombia, Venezuela among others. The tree reaches 60 feet in height and usually fruits in rainy season which is why it is only in certain seasons of the year.
Its fruit comes in a generally thick pod, inside its seeds are covered with a fleshy white, edible and soft and sweet flavor. The plant is wild in the Amazon, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Due to the high variability and the high number of Inga species observed, it probably has the Amazonian region as its distribution center. The fruit of the plants of the genus Inga are used as food, consuming the pulp surrounding the seed. This pulp is fleshy and pleasant sweet taste.