Raw Brazil Nuts
Choose 5 or 30 lbs.
Brazil nuts (aka creamnut, butternut, para, savory nut) are a large triangular-shaped nut originally from South America’s Amazon jungle. They grow in clusters of 8 to 24 within coconut-like pods. Brazil nuts have thin brown skin and creamy white flesh that is high in fat (almost 50%) with a rich, creamy, nutty flavor.
Brazil nuts are very energy dense – making them an excellent trail food for those on the go – two large Brazil nuts are the caloric equivalent of an egg.
Store Brazil nuts in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
12 months or longer.
RECIPES & TIPS
While they can be chopped or used whole as you would other nuts, Brazil nuts’ large size makes them easy to grate on a box grater or microplane for a different piece size and texture. They’re typically chopped or grated, then added to cakes, chocolates, muffins, tarts and quick breads.
Brazil nuts can be toasted before consuming as a snack or trail-mix ingredient. Saute them over low heat in a single layer, keeping them moving to prevent burning. Take the nuts off the heat once they start to emit a nutty aroma.