The Jabuticaba is a tree common to just about every small farm in Central Brazil. They produce a fruit in rainy season much like a grape that grows directly on the trunk. Like grapes they are used to make jelly, juice, and wine. They are best eaten raw directly from the tree. In this video I tried to capture what it is like to be a kid eating Jabuticabas in the farmyard.

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Another good use for the branches of that tree is to make some real good slingshots, as the branches tend to be really strong and have a nice "Y" shape. That tree, alongside with the "Goiabeira" - Guavo tree I guess - is the tree of choice of any country boy in Minas when they want to make some really cool and precise slingshots!!