It is also known as paranut, butter-nut, creamnut castanea and niygertoe. It is an edible fruit of a large South American tree Bertholetia excelsa (family Lecythidaceae). The globular fruit about 2 to 4 inches in diameter and hard-walled contains 8 to 24 nuts or seeds arranged like sections of an orange. The harvest period is from January to June. The tree is of great value for timber which is not hardy but very light.
Brazil nuts are high in fat and contain protein, Iron and thiamine.
Benefit and uses of Brazil-nut.
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