"Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

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"Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby mballinger » Fri 08 Jun 2007 18:07

It's my understanding that all Brazil Nuts come from "wild" (uncultivated) trees and that any attempts at growing brazil nuts commercially have not been successful.

So wouldn't all in-shell Brazil Nuts then be "Organic"?
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Postby RRM » Fri 08 Jun 2007 18:54

My impression was that they are also collected from planted trees, but are mostly picked in the rainforrest.
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Postby mballinger » Fri 08 Jun 2007 19:00

I'm referring to "Organic" as applied to foods grown without the use of added chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc. ... all the criteria that is taken into consideration in designating a food item "certified organic."

I'm trying to figure out if I should pay extra money for certified organic in-shell brazil nuts ... or if I'm safe with in-shell brazil nuts which aren't designated certified organic. I don't want to pay extra for a label if the brazil nuts are a wild food and just as good as the nuts with the "Certified Organic" label.
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Postby RRM » Fri 08 Jun 2007 19:07

Well, most of them are wild foods indeed, and therefore organically grown, so i think you are always safe.
The price of Brazil nuts is too low to make any costs regarding the planted trees (fertilizer and stuff). So, all costs the whole salers make are the costs of collection, transportation and so on.
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Postby mballinger » Fri 08 Jun 2007 19:09

Thanks very much. It's another reason I like using brazils over other nuts.
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Postby mesay » Fri 22 Jun 2007 10:20

An other issue is ionisation or irradiation. In europe Organic ("Bio") exclud this traitment. The nuts from France are often ionised if not organic and Brazil is pro-ionisation. But meaby are Brazilnuts specials.
I dont know further.
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Postby RRM » Sat 30 Jun 2007 14:52

Brazil nuts are naturally slightly radio-active, as is the rainforrest.
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Postby Cairidh » Mon 02 Feb 2009 00:44

so thats why my hair turned green....
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Postby RRM » Tue 03 Feb 2009 17:08

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Postby Oscar » Sat 07 Feb 2009 12:14

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Where do you buy organic, in shell brazil nuts?

Postby hkw53 » Sat 30 Mar 2013 04:09

Where do you get your in shell organic Brazil nuts and how many should be eatten per day?
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby RRM » Sat 30 Mar 2013 14:10

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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Sun 30 Apr 2017 10:00

This is quite an old topic.
Does anyone know where I can buy /order shelled Brazil nuts? (I live in the Netherlands)
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Oscar » Sun 30 Apr 2017 10:16

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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Sun 30 Apr 2017 10:22

Wow Oscar, what a very very quick reply. Thanks a lot!! :)
These nuts are peeled, but you are sure they're "Waiproof"?
That would be awesome!

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