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Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) 20 Kilo Vacuum Pack. Peeled, dehydrated. Ecocert certification.
The Brazil nut or Amazon nut is a product that is part of the identity of traditional communities from the Amazon. It is used for food and as a source of income. Well-known and well-regarded companies in the food business, both domestic and foreign, source best qualities from the extractivist reserves in the Amazon.
The Brazil nut is also widely used as ingredient in the production of breads, cakes, cookies and ice creams. The tree of the Brasil nut grows up to 50m high. The nut itself comes along in a large capsule containing between 10 and 25 seeds (nuts). It is also possible to extract an excellent quality oil from it. One tree can deliver up to 50 liters of oil each year. This healthy oil, rich in unsaturated fatty acids can be used for cooking. In the cosmetic industry the seed oil is considered one of the best conditioners for damaged hair. It is also used for anti-aging-products.
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Cooperacre is Brazil’s biggest producer of Brazil nuts. With more than 2,500 partners Cooperacre produces 3,000 tons of organic Brazil nuts each year. Founded in 2001, the business is constantly growing and aiming to become the worlds biggest producer of Brazil nuts. They are already cooperating with 3 companies from the private sector.