Brazil nuts in the kitchen
RECIPES WITH BRAZIL NUTS
Brazil nuts in food
Brazil nuts are the seeds of a tree that grows in the Amazon forests called Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa Humb. & Bonpl.).
They are crispy, but when chewed, they have a very creamy, pleasant texture and mild flavor reminiscent of raw almonds.
Its texture and color can remind us macadamia nuts.
Brazil nuts recipes
Brazil nuts are an important food in the diet of many Amazonian tribes who eat them adding them to the traditional recipe of gruel (cooked with water and milk, similar to porridge).
A vegetable drink known as brazil nuts milk (leite of castanha) is also made.
Currently in many parts of the world, outside of their home countries, it is possible to find Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts can be eaten raw or roasted, as other nuts.
Brazil nuts in sweet recipes
Photo of homemade vegetable milk from Brazil nuts
They are used in sweet recipes for desserts, ice cream, pastries, sweets, cakes, etc.
Recipes that can be prepared with Brazil nuts:
Where to buy Brazil nuts
You can buy Brazil nuts in local markets, supermarkets, diet, and food shops. Outside their country of origin, you can find them in stores products from Brazil, Peru or Bolivia mainly.
In any case it is recommended to use local foods, because,if demand increases, such foods are expensive and are less affordable in their country of origin.
More information on Brazil nuts.
17 May, 2021