The Brazilian people have a culture and diet is rooted in the Pinhao seed.
The Brazilian people have a culture and diet is rooted in the Pinhao seed.

In the south of Brazil, hundreds of thousands of people are braving near-freezing temperatures to celebrate one of the region's most important annual events - the Pinhao festival which celebrates the South American country's pine nut.

This comes as the Araucaria trees - where the nuts are grown - are being torn down by deforestation.

Michael Fox has more.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies