Brazil nut

Bertholletia excelsa

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts are very oily, but have a distinctive flavour. They keep best in the shell, and so should be bought fresh whenever possible. Available whole and shelled, they can be eaten raw as snacks, toasted and used in cakes, or, alternatively, ground in a food processor or blender and used in stuffings, vinaigrettes and soups.
  • High in fibre, protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, niacin, vitamins B1, B6 and E.