About Brazil Nuts Raw Organic
Brazil nuts, the edible treasures of the Amazon rainforest, are an extraordinary example of nature's bounty. Harvested from the towering Brazil nut tree, Bertholletia excelsa, these nuts are native to the lush rainforests of South America, predominantly in Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
When it comes to taste, Brazil nuts are in a league of their own. They offer a unique flavor profile that blends rich, earthy undertones with subtle sweetness, resulting in a delightful and satisfying nutty taste. This distinctive combination makes them a favorite among nut enthusiasts.
Beyond their exceptional taste, Brazil nuts are nutritional powerhouses. They are one of the richest dietary sources of selenium, a trace mineral essential for several crucial functions in the body. Selenium plays a pivotal role in supporting the immune system, aiding in DNA repair, and acting as a potent antioxidant, guarding cells against oxidative stress.
A single Brazil nut can provide more than your daily recommended intake of selenium, making them a convenient and natural way to meet your nutritional needs.
Storage and shelf life
Store nuts in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat.
Hazelnuts, when stored properly, will keep their taste and texture for 1 month. For longer storage, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge up to 6 months or in the freezer up to 1 year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
100gr of brazil nuts:
Calories: 656 kcal
Total Fat: 66.4 grams
Saturated Fat: 15.1 grams
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.9 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.6 grams
Carbohydrates: 12.3 grams
Dietary Fiber: 7.5 grams
Sugars: 2.3 grams
Protein: 14.3 grams
Vitamins and Minerals (approximate values):
Selenium: 1917 mcg (3485% of the Daily Value)
Magnesium: 376 mg (94% of the Daily Value)
Phosphorus: 725 mg (104% of the Daily Value)
Copper: 2.3 mg (257% of the Daily Value)
Thiamine (Vitamin B1): 0.6 mg (50% of the Daily Value
Brazil nuts are tree nuts, and they can be allergenic, similar to other tree nuts. Tree nut allergies are relatively common and can cause allergic reactions in individuals with sensitivities. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, including hives, itching, swelling, difficulty breathing, and even anaphylaxis. People with tree nut allergies should avoid Brazil nuts and products containing them.
Always check food labels for potential allergen warnings if you have a known tree nut allergy or other food allergies. Cross-contamination can also occur if Brazil nuts are processed in facilities that handle other nuts, so it's crucial to be vigilant if you have allergies. If you suspect you have a tree nut allergy, consult with an allergist for proper testing and guidance.
How to use
Brazil nuts are not just nutritious; they are also incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Their delightful texture, a balance between creamy and crunchy, lends itself well to a wide range of culinary applications.
Snacking: Enjoy them as a satisfying and wholesome snack on their own, or mix them with other nuts and dried fruits for a trail mix that's both delicious and nutritious.
Cooking and Baking: Grind them into a fine powder to use as a gluten-free flour substitute in baking. Their natural oils contribute moisture and richness to baked goods like cookies, muffins, and cakes.
Salads: Chop or slice Brazil nuts to add a unique crunch and nutty flavor to your salads. They pair wonderfully with fresh greens, fruits, and vinaigrettes.
Desserts: Incorporate chopped Brazil nuts into ice creams, sundaes, or use them as a decadent topping for yogurt and puddings.