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Brazils

For centuries, Brazil nut trees have grown wild in the Amazon forest of South America, where indigenous tribes used the nuts to supplement their diets, and the oil and husks for a variety of other purposes.

Sourcing

Brazil nut trees grow in the western Amazonian rain forest, in an area that covers portions of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Bolivia and Peru account for more than half the world’s processing of Brazil Nuts.

One of the tallest trees in the tropical jungle, the Brazil nut tree grows to 165 feet tall, begins to bear fruit at 30 years old and may live 500 to 800 years.

The tree is wild; its growth and reproduction is dependent on the complex web of ecological relationships of the rain forest. All Brazil nuts are natural; efforts to cultivate Brazil nuts in plantations have never been successful.

Grading

Whole Brazil nuts are graded by size – typically mediums and midgets are imported into Europe. Broken Brazils are normally used for processing.

Processed Brazil Nut Products

Using whole or broken Brazils we can do a range of processing such as laser inspection, heat treating, size reduction (nibbing/chopping), grinding, pasting or making into brazil nut butter. These pistachio products are used as ingredients in food manufacture, bakery, sauces, ready meals, confectionery, snacks and bars.

The groups of variants below are currently our most in-demand and thus most are available ex stock but we are happy to assist customers with their product enquiries and can offer bespoke or value engineered ingredients solutions. Please contact our NPD/sales team for more information.

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Whole

Nibbed/Ground – Natural or Heat Treated

Brazil Nut Pastes and Butters

Nut Butters