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The Brazil Nut is a South American tree Bertholletia excelsa in the family Lecythidaceae. It is the only species in the genus Bertholletia. It is native to Guiana, Venezuela, Brazil, eastern Colombia, eastern Peru and eastern Bolivia. It occurs as scattered trees in large forests on the banks of the Amazon, Rio Negro, and the Orinoco. The genus is named after the French chemist Claude Louis Berthollet. It is a large tree, reaching 30-45 m tall and 1-2 m trunk diameter, among the largest of trees in the Amazon rain forests. It may live for 500 years or more. The stem is straight and commonly unbranched for well over half the tree's height, with a large emergent crown of long branches above the surrounding canopy of other trees. The bark is grayish and smooth. The leaves are dry-season deciduous, alternate, simple, entire or crenate, oblong, 20-35 cm long and 10-15 cm broad. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Bertholletia excelsa (Wikipedia)

The Brazil nut is actually the seed of a giant tree that grows wild in South America's Amazon jungle. A number of allergenic proteins have been isolated from Brazil nut. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)
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Brazil Nut

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 巴西坚果
Synonyms: 巴西果
fr-CA French (Canada) Bertholletia excelsa
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Parapähkel
Synonyms: Brasiilia pähkel
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Nuez de Brasil (Bertholletia excelsa)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Bertholletia excelsa
Synonyms: Noce amazzonica
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Brezilya fındığı, Bertholletia excelsa
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Bertholletia excelsa
Synonyms: Бразильский орех (Bertholletia excelsa)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Bertholletia excelsa
fr-BE French (Belgium) Bertholletia excelsa
Synonyms: Noix du Brésil, f18