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The first noted trace of the Brazil nut dates back to 1570 when a Spanish colonel named Juan Álvarez Maldonado heard of its many nutritional benefits and started to harvest the nut to supply to his troops. The first commercial exchange of Brazil nuts happened in 1633 between Brazil and the Netherlands.
When the Amazonian River opened as a major shipping route in 1866, the Brazil nut was amongst the many products that was mass exported from the region, providing a vital source of income for local farmers. To this day the Brazil Nut remains one of the most highly exported products of the region.
Our organic raw Brazil nuts are a delicious snack whether you eat them as is, roasted, salted or sweetened. They also make for the perfect ingredient in pesto, energy bars and nut milks. Coarsely ground in a food processor with a pinch of sea salt and nutritional yeast, they make a delicious raw vegan ‘’parmesan’’, a nutritious topping for salads, roasted veggies and pasta recipes.
Need more inspiration? Try these recipes:
Raw unsweetened Brazil nut and European pumpkin seed milk
Vegan cashew and Brazil nut yogurt
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