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The Amazon nut offers a variety of health benefits and provides high-value ingredients for the food, supplements and cosmetics industries.Its organoleptic characteristic is a rigid and compact consistency, it has a particular scent and colour with or without the shell along with distinctive taste. As a physical-chemical characteristic, our product has a maximum humidity of 3.5%, does not contain pesticides and shows a content of 0.5% of free fatty acids, pressed as oleic acid.

The Amazon nut comes from the Bertholletia excelsa, a tree of the Lecythidaceae family, native to South America in the Amazon region. These trees can reach up to 50 meters in height, among the tallest in the primary and pristine Amazon forest, the most biologically diverse type of forest. These trees play an essential role in the conservation of the primary forest ecosystem and can live for over 500 years.

The fruits of the Amazon nut tree look like coconuts and have a diameter of 10 to 15 cm. The nuts, which are the seeds, grow individually wrapped in a hard and woody shell inside the coconut. Each coconut contains up to 20 nuts.  The flowering period occurs from October to December. The flowers are pollinated by the Bombus, Xylocopa, Euglossa, and the Eulaema bees, which are only present in pristine forests.

From December to March, the coconuts fall from the trees and the harvesting stage begins. The Peruvian government assigns land concessions to families of collectors or Amazon nut growers who are in charge of extracting and packing this amazing superfood. Protected by their tough bark, they are transported to the processing plant in Puerto Maldonado.
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Categories Nut & Seed Products
Sales markets Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Asia; North America
Supplied from Peru
Product Applications Bakery; Cereals & Convenience Foods & Snacks; Desserts / ice cream; Healthy Food & Beverages
Product Certifications Health & Safety (GMP, HAACP and equivalents)

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