They grow best in an untouched primary forest, else yields can fall by 70% in a secondary forest environment.
Keeping the rainforest healthy maintains the bee population who pollinate the flowers.
Attempts to cultivate brazil nuts outside the rainforest have failed.
Buying Brazil nuts employs locals and places a value on preserving the rainforest.
Us and the agouti, a native Amazonian small mammal that looks a bit like a guinea pig.
They are closer in relation to blueberries than walnuts.
Selenium is healthy but you need just the right amount.
Brazil nuts only thrive in a pristine Amazon rainforest.
Surrounding trees and vegetation are not disturbed or removed by farmers as this affects the quantity and quality of the Brazil nut crop.
Orchid bees are attracted to the Brazil nut tree as they are strong enough to open the flower and drink its nectar.
Meaning all Brazils are grown in their natural environment.
Brazil nuts are actually classified botanically as a seed as they grow in a large pod.
Brazil nuts are very high in selenium and experts advise to only eat a couple a day, to avoid selenium toxicity.
Any issues with over-consumption will fade after you stop eating Brazil nuts.
If forest communities can make a living keeping the forest healthy there is less of an incentive for destructive processes like mining, logging and hunting Just two animals are known to be able to crack the tough outer shells.
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