Shelled, hearty, raw and nutritionally packed with protein, iron, and zinc – what more can we say about our Organic Brazil Nuts? A lot more! We’re nutty for Brazil Nuts – and here’s another reason why! Here in Montreal, where Yupik is located, Brazil nuts can be difficult to find, and organic Brazil nuts even that more difficult. We know there are plenty of you out there who encounter the same issues. Our solution? Equip you with our 500g and 1 kg bags to keep your cupboard well-stocked with these decadent, all-natural nuts! Like walnuts, Brazil nuts have patches of their edible, brown, papery skins on them. If you've haven’t tried these bulbous-looking, half moon-shaped nuts, they have a crunchy bite. This is the only nut we know of that requires a couple of bites before its gone! Regardless of their crunch, the texture of Brazil nuts is creamy and buttery. We often recommend tossing our whole shelled organic Brazil nuts with other nuts, such as our Organic Almonds and Organic Dry Roasted Cashews to add variety to your snacks and meals. Turn up the volume by adding any one of our Organic Chocolates!
HEALTH BENEFITS: Get preventative!
Brazil nuts contain high levels of selenium, a mineral which is known to prevent coronary disease, and various types of cancers. Brazil nuts are also high in copper, magnesium, and vitamin E. Like most nuts, Brazil nuts are also high in fiber and protein.
CULINARY TWIST: Coat it in crumbs!
Want to turn an ordinary week night dinner into something special? Take a piece of sea bass or chicken breast and coat it in a crumb mixture made of ground Organic Brazil Nuts, spices, and lemon zest. Use the same technique for vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, and onions!
Out of Parmesan cheese? Try substituting cheese by topping pasta dishes with decadent and hearty ground nuts for a healthy alternative!
ABOUT ORGANIC BRAZIL NUTS: Did you know?
Have you ever tried to combine Brazil nuts and other nuts of different sizes in a jar? If you haven’t yet, this is the time: what you’ll see will drive you nuts!
Brazil nuts always rise to the top, no matter how vigorously you shake the jar, try it out!
This phenomenon, also known as granular convention, occurs when the largest particles in a mixture of different sized objects end up on the surface. Scientists are still not sure about it, according to a popular theory, it could be due to the difference in density. Another reason for this could be that the particles are too big to fit in the spaces on the sides of the jar. Lesson learned: what goes down, must come up!
Another cool fact: the oil extracted from Brazil nuts is often used in the making of paint and cosmetics.
If you have never seen how Brazil nuts are grown, then take a moment and watch this video:
HOW TO STORE ORGANIC BRAZIL NUTS: Keep cool and carry on!
The best way is to store Brazil nuts in the refrigerator for up to a year.