Organic Whole Brazil Nuts; shelled. From sustainably managed forests in Brazil and Bolivia.
When choosing your quantity, bear in mind that supermarkets tend to sell organic brazils in small 150 - 200g plastic packs.
Organic Whole Brazil Nuts; shelled.
Brazil nuts are collected from mature trees in managed, sustainable rain forests from Brazil and Bolivia. The nuts are harvested, cleaned and dried.
The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is a South American tree growing in the forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. It is one of the tallest (up to 50 M) and longest living trees in the tropical rain forests, living between 500 to 1000 years.
Brazil nuts are actually the tree’s seeds which grow inside a fruit pod which take about 14 months to mature after pollination. When ripe, the heavy pod weighing up to 2 kg falls from the tree.
Whilst single Brazil nuts have an extremely hard shell that is difficult to crack, these are not their outer shell whilst growing. They actually grow together like orange segments inside a fruit pod within a round coconut-like shell. This very hard outer casing has to be split open which often contains up to 20 individual ‘Brazil nuts’ (seeds).
Brazil nuts are the richest known source of selenium which is an essential mineral and antioxidant that is needed daily to support our immune systems. Furthermore, they also contain other valuable nutrients including magnesium, zinc, calcium, vitamin E and some B vitamins.
Brazil nuts are delicious for snacks as part of a trail mix or chopped up and added to a nut loaf, cakes and flapjacks or in crumble toppings.
Arrives to us in bulk food grade ply paper or polytex sacks; occasionally in polythene bags. We try to re-use or re-home our packaging before recycling.
Re-packaged for you in food grade, recycled brown paper bags and sometimes in wood based cellophane bags (home compostable, NOT plastic).
Storage: Please store nuts in an airtight container and away from sources of heat and light to keep fresh. Brazil nuts in particular are best stored in the fridge or even the freezer to lengthen shelf life.
Organic Whole Brazil Nuts*; shelled.
(typical values per 100g):
Energy 2730 kj
Energy 650 kcal
Fat 68 g
Of which saturates 16 g
Carbohydrate 4.0 g
Of which sugars 2.3 g
Fibre 3 g
Protein 13 g
Salt 0.0 g
GMO DECLARATION: This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: Organically certified to EU Regulation 834/2007 by the Organic Farmers & Growers (GB-ORG02) & the Biodynamic Association (Demeter) (GB-ORG-06).
Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.