Brazil Nuts

Organic Brazil Nuts

Brazil nut, Bertholletia excelsa, is a tropical evergreen in the family Lecythidaceae grown for its edible seeds (nuts). The brazil nut tree is very large with a long straight trunk which is 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) in diameter. The tree only branches in the upper regions and the long branches are covered in large, leathery, oblong shaped leaves which form a spreading canopy. The tree produces large, pale yellow or greenish flowers and a round fruit which is approximately 15 cm (6 in) in diameter.

Nutrition

The fruit has a thick hard shell and contains 18 to 24 angular seeds (nuts). The large edible kernel is protected by a thin, woody shell which has a wrinkled appearance. Brazil nut trees can reach a height of 25–56 m (82–184 ft) and can live for well over 500 years. Brazil nut may also be referred to as cream nut or butter nut and originates from the Amazonian rainforest.

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Nutrition Facts : Brazil nut                                        Amount Per 100 Grams

Calories

656

 

% Daily value*

Total Fat                      66g

101%

Saturated fat                15g

75%

Polysaturated fat          21g

Monosaturated fat       25g

Sugar                           3.2g

Cholestrol

0%

Sodium                         3mg

0%

Potassium                  659mg

18%

Total Carbohydrate       12g

 4%

Dietary fibre                    8g

32%

Protein                            14g

28%

Vitamin A                       0%

Vitamin C           1%

Calcium                          16%

   Iron                    13%

Cobalamin  0%, Vitamin B6        5%

Magnesium           94%

 

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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