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Brazil nut,

common name for the Lecythidaceae, a family of tropical trees. It includes the anchovy pear (Grias cauliflora), a West Indian species with edible fruit used for pickles, and several lumber trees of South America, e.g., the cannon-ball tree (Couroupita guianensis), some species of Barringtonia, and the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa). The latter is found chiefly in Brazil along the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, but extensive groves have also been planted in N Bolivia. The edible Brazil nuts grow clumped together in large, round, woody and extremely hard seed pods the size of a large grapefruit. The meat of the seed (the "nut") is very rich in oil. The Brazil nut family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lecythidales.
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Brazil nut

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Bertholletia excelsa. A large broad-leafed evergreen tree of the order Lecythedales; an edible seed is produced by the tree fruit.
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brazil nut

1. a tropical South American tree, Bertholletia excelsa, producing large globular capsules, each containing several closely packed triangular nuts: family Lecythidaceae
2. the nut of this tree, having an edible oily kernel and a woody shell
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In 2017, Brazil produced 37,664 tons of Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl.) (Lecythidaceae) (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatfstica 2017).
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(2011), except the composition of Brazil nut oil that used the values provided by Gutierrez et al.
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Brazil nuts are an excellent source of mono-saturated fatty acids that help lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol in the blood.
In the midst of this frontier country, the success of Brazil nut harvesting--a low-impact industry that relies on the maintenance of large tracts of intact forest and is largely managed by small local producers--might seem like a surprising anomaly.
At Natural Sourcing, this .oil is cold pressed from the nuts of the Brazil nut tree and then meticulously packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties.
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Selenium concentration in Brazil nut varies between 8 and 83 [micro]g/g and is among the highest found within foods consumed by humans [21-25].
Each beauty product contains one or more Fairtrade certified ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea nut butter, sugar or Brazil nut oil, benefitting disadvantaged producers from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.