Ginkgo nuts are edible gametophytes that come from the large and deciduous ginkgo biloba tree. Ginkgo trees are native to East Asia, although it is believed that they have originated in the deep forest of China. This large tree can grow up to 50 meters in height. It is also known as a very hardy plant and can survive under various environmental conditions. Ginkgo biloba trees are also said to be dioeceous, which means that both male and female trees independently exist. Female ginkgo trees produces oval to round fleshy fruit. They are soft and chewy textured nuts that are eaten either toasted, or in dishes belonging to the oriental cuisine because of their nutritional and also, medicinal properties. Nowadays, these trees are planted in as road side trees as ornaments, while also nurtured in nurseries for their leaves.