Tagua Nut is the seed from a genus of palm trees known as Phytelephas macrocarpa. These palms are natives of ecuator to the tropical rainforests of South America and can live up to 180 years. After about 13 years the Tagua palm will produce its fruit for the first time and will not stop bearing fruit year after year.

The fruit, also known as mococha, corozo powder has the size of a grapefruit and before it matures the nut consists of a tasteless crystalline liquid.

When the nuts ripen, they fall to the ground and the milky substances transforms to a gelatinous
viscous consistency which finally becomes a hard product, similar in color, appearance and feel to natural ivory.