Brazil Nuts
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Brazil Nuts

Origin:

Bolivia, Perú and Brasil.

This nut, despite the fact that the name suggests that it is native to Brazil, is a nut that grows completely wild in the forests of the Amazon area, with Peru and Bolivia being the largest producers above all; being followed by Brazil, Guyana and Colombia.

The Brazil nut tree can reach a height of 50 meters, having a production of 70kg per year in the form of a “coconut”. Each coconut can weigh up to 2kg, having in its interior about 15-16 seeds or nuts. When these “coconuts” reach maturity (as a general rule at the beginning of the year) they fall to the ground and are collected by the collectors, who take them to the processors for their timely production, calibration and packaging process.

The Brazil nut is rich in fat, protein, and carbohydrates; but they also contain other nutrients beneficial to health such as thiamine, selenium and magnesium; that together help absorb calcium, control intestinal flora, prevent cardiovascular diseases and different types of cancer; and promote the growth and regeneration of the skin.

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Varieties

Icon1º Quality

Variety

Nuts per pound

Large <90
Medium 110-130
Small 130-160
Midget 160-180

Icon2º Quality

Variety

Nuts per pound

Tiny >180
Chipped

Icon3º Quality

Variety

Nuts per pound

Broken 1/3 a 2/3
<1/3

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