Canned or fresh mangos can be used in this quick tropical dessert but, fresh mangos (right off the tree in Costa Rica) are better. Best served warm topped with vanilla ice cream. If using canned; substitute 2 (14 oz.) canned mangos for fresh). Mangos, Pineapples and Macadamia nuts are widely grown in Costa Rica. Macadamia nuts form the staple diet of the Hyacinth Macaw ,Native to South America, these large parrots are one of the few animals, humans aside, which are capable of cracking and shelling the nut. Macadamia nuts form the staple diet of the Hyacinth Macaw in captivity.