Peruvian Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) are wild harvested in the Tambopata reserve, Madre de Dios – Peru. The nuts are harvested a few months a year and are a development opportunity for local Amazonian communities that care for pristine forests. Its oil is valued for its high content of omega 6 and 9, as well as selenium.
At AMAZON ANDES we are producers, suppliers and exporters of products derived from Brazil Nuts. We offer wholesale prices for importers and distributors. We are suppliers of the best raw material from the Andean-Amazonian area in Peru.
We have HACCP and GMP certifications plus FDA certified facilities. We also offer the EOM service or private label in the following products:
Batch certificates of analysis and samples are available.
We are the best alternative from origin. The best amazonian Brazil Nut supplier.
USE OF BRAZIL NUTS
Brazil nuts with fresh dates for an after dinner snack to satisfy your sweet cravings or pop a Brazil nut inside a pitted prune for a sweet crunchy surprise.
For an antioxidant-rich meal, combine your favorite pasta with broccoli, sundried tomato and Brazil nut pesto.
Chopped Brazil nuts are great added to cereal or yoghurt. For a change from peanut butter, try ABC spread (a combination of almonds, Brazil nuts and cashews).
Brazil nut burgers – combine Brazil nuts, red kidney beans, grated carrot, parsley, spring onions, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor. Form into patties and cook in a frying pan or BBQ using a little olive oil. Serve on a wholegrain roll with avocado and salad.
Add Brazil nuts for a nutty variation on your favourite fruit cake.
Combine chopped Brazil nuts with fresh breadcrumbs, herbs and egg to make a tasty Christmas turkey stuffing or use to coat fish or chicken.
Add chopped Brazil nuts to herbs and use to stuff mushrooms.
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF BRAZIL NUTS
Brazil nut allergy, like other tree-nut allergies may occur in some sensitive individuals. The reaction symptoms may range from simple skin itching (hives) to severe form of anaphylactic manifestations, including breathing difficulty, pain abdomen, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cross-reactions may occur to some other nuts and fruits, especially of Anacardiaceae family such as mango, cashew nuts, pistachio...etc. Persons with known allergic reactions to any of these nuts may, therefore, need to observe caution.
Excess consumption of these nuts may result in selenium toxicity. Oftentimes the symptoms may be severe, including nausea, vomiting, garlic odor in breath, emotional disturbances. Other likely manifestations may include dental caries, alopecia (loss of hair), neuropathic pain, dermatitis...etc. It is, therefore, advised to eat only few nuts (2-4 nuts) per day (each nut weighs about 5 g).
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