If you gently roast it, the bitterness goes away and the toasted "nut" tastes very much like a peanut. Here in the San Francisco Bay area we have Bay Trees, the source of the bay leaf used in seasoning. The fruit is identical in structure to the avocado. It is smaller with a very thin layer of yellow green flesh. . .much the likeness of the Pinkerton avocado. The original residents of the area, the Indians, harvested the Bay fruit and roasted it as a regular part of their diet.