Brazil nut

Title Info
Common name Brazil-nut
Scientific name Bertholletia excelsa
Taxonomic group Lecythidaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Date 1998

Brazil nut. Native to tropical forests of South America, brazil nuts are borne inside large spherical pods that can each weigh 2 to 5 lb (1 to 2.5 kg). The world?s supply of brazil nuts is nearly all harvested from wild trees, making this crop an important incentive and tool for protecting native rainforests.