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Scientific name: Bertholletia excelsa

Origin: Brazil, Amazon region

Plant characteristics: Large tree that can reach 50m in height and 2m in diameter, at the base.  Straight trunk, branching out only in the upper part.  Dark and crackled bark.  Dark green leaves, undulate and shiny.  Yellowish-white flowers, aromatic, appearing from November to February.

Fruit: Characteristically a spherical capsule, with a thick and hard surface dark brown in color.  When mature, the capsule releases seeds through the lower portion.  Each capsule contains between 14 and 24 seeds inside, surrounded by yellow pulp.  Mature from December to March.

Types: In Shell: 80/100 ; 60/70, 57/65, 45/50 , 40/45, 35/40.
Shelled: midget, medium, large, chipped and broken

Packaging: In Shell: new jute bags (25 liquid kg and/or 50 liquid kg).
Shelled: In foil vacuum pack, 20 liquid Kg, and then packed in cardboard boxes, export grade.

Uses: in food production industry, such as chocolate, cereal bars, cookies, sweets, cakes, and in “mixed nuts” products.

Nutritional Information:

Shelled:

NUTRITION FACTS

(Based on a 10g portion)

                                 

Quantity

% DV

Proteins

1.4 g

3%

Carbohydrates

< 1g

0%

Dietary Fiber

0.6 g

2%

Iron

    0.25 MG

n/a

Sodium

      0 mg

0%

Cacium

n/a

n/a

Total Fat

6,6 g

8%

Saturated Fat

1,4 g

6%

Cholesterol

   0 g

0%

Calories

  70 K

3%

                                Daily values are based on a  2,500 calorie diet.
 Source: Universidade de São Paulo – Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (Depto. de Alimentos e Nutrição Experimental).
In Shell:

 

% IDR

 

Protein

0,5 g

-

Fiber

0,2 g

-

Zinc

2,4 mg

16

Iron

2,4 mg

0,6

Vitamin E

0,3 mg

3

Copper

0,1mg

40

Calories

19 Kcal

-

Selenium

80,0 ug

114

Lipids

1,8 g

-

Moisture

0,10g

-

Carbohydrates

0,3 g

-

Ash

0,1 g

-

Monounsaturaded fatty acids........

0,7 g

-

Polyunsaturatued fatty acids...............

0,6 g

-

Saturated fatty acids

0,5 g

-

                             Daily values are based on a  2,500 calorie diet.
Source: Universidade de São Paulo – Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (Depto. de Alimentos e Nutrição Experimental).

 

 

   

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