The Raw Organic Brazil Nuts…
Brazil nut (Bertholletia Excelsa), also known as Tuhka and Castanha do Pará is the edible seed of the Brazil nut tree. Native to the Amazon rainforest it is primarily found in Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Suriname.
It is one of the largest and longest-lived trees in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit and its nutshell containing the edible Brazilian nut are quite large with a hard woody shell that can carry up to 24 seeds.
The Benefits of Brazil nuts...
- Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium.
- Brazil nuts richness in antioxidants can also help improve the overall health. These delicious nuts are also rich in healthy fats.
- The nuts are an important source of protein, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin E and B1. In fact these are a major source of energy for the tribal and indigenous people in the Amazon region.
- The nuts can be consumed raw or roasted. They can be added to a variety of dishes; they can be added to breakfast bowls and smoothies. The nuts can also be ground up and made into flour.
How to eat…
The nuts can be consumed raw or roasted. They can be added to a variety of dishes; they can be added to breakfast bowls and smoothies. The nuts can also be ground up and made into flour.
Sustainable & Ethical Origin…
Deep in the Amazon Jungle of Suriname lies the District of Sipaliwini, home to many tribal communities and villages, including the childhood village of Asopie’s founder, and to this day the home to his family.
Located in the most Southern region of the Sipaliwini district is the Indigenous village Alalapadu, a small community formed by the Trio people. Since 2016, this indigenous community has been working with local non-profit organizations on various projects for sustainable development and forest conservation. The Tuhka (Brazil nuts) project was born from this effort and collaboration. In this project, a 100% solar-powered Brazil nuts processing facility was built to process organic raw Brazil nuts, and produce Brazil nut oil, whilst creating jobs for the local community
The Brazil nuts are hand picked and dried, by members of this tribal community, which are then sold to the foundation for processing.
Coming from the same region, the mission of Asopie aligns with this community project. We have recently partnered with this tribal community and the local non-profit organization to offer these Brazil nuts in Hong Kong and the surrounding region.