The "chontaduro" is a fruit produced by a spiny palm, that has many clusters on its tall leaves. For eating "chontaduro" it has to be cooked for a long time. When the fruit is cooked it should be peeled but not chopped. "Chontaduro" should be eaten with a cup of cofee or "agua de panela" or just adding salt. They say that this fruit has. Native people chew "chontaduros" and then they prepare the typical beverage called "chicha" that once is fermented it becomes a kind of liquor and is drunk during parties.
The "chontaduro" palm is silvester and it is grown using the seeds.