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ORGANIC Brazil nuts

unroasted

Brazil nuts
EU Bio
DE-ÖKO-039
  • natural and unroasted
  • from controlled organic cultivation
  • with valuable fibre
  • to refine muesli and salads
  • ideal as a snack
4,89 of 5 stars
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10,90 €*
72591
350 g
31,14 € / 1 kg
*incl. 7 % tax plus shipping

Our natural, unroasted Brazil nuts come from controlled organic cultivation and contain valuable mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as minerals. Their plant-based protein makes them perfect for vegetarians and vegans.

Brazil nut harvesting

The Brazil nut, botanically Bertholletia excelsa, is a tree from the tropical rainforest. It can mainly be found in the Amazon region in South America. Bolivia is the largest exporter of Brazil nuts, but Brazil and Peru also export large amounts to foreign markets.

Brazil nuts ony grow in the wild. So far they could not be cultivated in plantations for two reasons. Firstly, it takes around 20 years until the Brazil nut tree carries a considerable amount of fruits - too long for plantation owners who want to make profit from agricultural goods. Secondly and most importantly, the trees can only be pollinated by one bee species: the tribe of Euglossine bees only occurs in the Amazone rainforest and cannot be kept on plantations. That is why Brazil nut trees can only be found in intact tropical rainforests. Thus, the commercial use of Brazil nuts contributes to the preservation of the rainforest.

It can take up to 14 months for a ripe Brazil nut to mature. The harvesting takes place from January to March. Around 10-16 Brazil nuts grow in one capsule at the same time. The part of the fruit that we call "Brazil nut" are the seeds of the nut fruit. The actual fruit is a capsule of 10-16 cm, similar to a coconut, which is covered by a woody shell. This shell contains up to 30 capsules in a wedge-like shape. After cracking this wedge, you can find the seeds that are around 4 cm long.

The Brazil nut tree

Brazil nut trees are rainforest giants. They may live for 500 years and more and can reach heights of up to 50 metres. The trunk can have diameters of around 5 metres. The branches of their crowns often go above the canopy of their neighbouring trees. The leaves of the Brazil nut tree are up to 60 cm long. The large yellow flowers are very deep so that only Euglossine bees can pollinate them due to their long tongues. These bees only exist in the tropical rainforest which is why all tries of cultivating Brazil nut trees elsewhere have failed so far. The heavy nut fruits have a thick, solid shell and mature for around 15 months before they fall from the trees during harvesting time (from December to March).

The trees grow widely scattered in the entire rainforest, so that the harvesters need to go long distances to gather the nuts. This can be quite dangerous as they may be hit by fruits that weigh up to 15 kg. After the nuts are collected, they need to be cracked manually to obtain the seeds.

In many regions of the Amazon, wild harvesting of Brazil nuts is one of the most important sources of income for the local people. So it is in their own interest to protect the rainforest and the Brazil nut trees. Therefore, the commercial use of the Brazil nuts makes a valuable contribution to the preservation of the tropical forests.

Taste and usage

Brazil nuts have a slightly sweet taste which is ideal for desserts, cakes and pastries but they can also be used for salads, fish or vegetables.
They are often used for cosmetics, sweets and oil as well. Their high content of protein make them a plant-based source of protein, e.g. for vegans and vegetarians. Furthermore, Brazil nuts contain numerous vitamins, minerals and naturally, large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids.

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from Heidrun Wichert at 17.01.2022
Super Qualität! die besten paranüsse, die ich kenne!
from Ursula Kientopf at 28.02.2022
Die Paranusskerne sind von besonders guter Qualität.
from Susanne Mai at 15.12.2022
Ich kann nur wiederholen, was viele Kunden schon zum Ausdruck brachten. Diese Paranüsse sind einfach der Hammer! Jede einzelne Nuss schmeckt, sie riechen lecker, sind super verpackt in dem hübschen Glas, das ich nach dem Leerwerden nutzte, um meine Energiekugeln zu verschenken, in denen auch ein paar Paranüsse drin verarbeitet... mehr >>
waren:-). Und sie sind eines der wertvollen Lebensmittel, die einen äusserst hohen Selen-Gehalt haben. Das allein macht sie schon wertvoll. Also für mich fast "Suchtcharakter"... ich nehme mir 3 Stück pro Tag und dann muss ich das Glas schnell wieder verschließen:-).
from Esko Leikkainen at 10.04.2022
Gute Nüsse. Das Glas mag ich auch. Mehr Lebensmittel sollten im Glas geliefert werden so lange die andere Verpackungsarten gesundheitlich nicht bedenkenlos sind. Mir ist natürlich auch bewusst, dass es auch so teurer und nicht so ökologisch zu transportieren ist. Kann man nicht alles haben. Geschmacklich hatte ich schon... mehr >>
frischere Paranüsse als diese aber da hat der Verkäufer natürlich ein wenig Einfluss solange man nicht nur frischgeerntete Nüsse saisonal verkauft. Wäre vielleicht auch ne Idee.
from Regine Böhling at 21.08.2022
sehr lecker, keinerlei muffiger Geruch! Das ist nicht üblich, denn ich habe schon verschiedene Paranüsse gekauft und oft feststellen müssen, dass einzelne unangenehm schmeckende Nüsse drin waren, was den Genuss eindeutig zerstört!!! Das Glas wurde schon weiter benutzt zum kurzfristigen Aufbewahren von fertigen Speiseresten... mehr >>
im Kühlschrank!
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