The Pakay Tree grows in abudance in Perú & Ecuador. It is often grown for its edible white pulp and commonly found on coffee plantations for shade to the plants. Belonging to the legume family, it bears an unusual fruit that resembles a giant bean pod. The seed can also be roasted and eaten as a snack.
The Pakay pod is also is valued as a shaker. These seed pods are dried out in the sun and also to create an instrument making a percussive sound.