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Bertholletia excelsa

Brazil_nut (Wikipedia)

Brazil nut tree
Bertholletia excelsa compose.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Ericales
Family:Lecythidaceae
Subfamily:Lecythidoideae
Genus:Bertholletia
Bonpl.
Species:
B. excelsa
Binomial name
Bertholletia excelsa
Humb. & Bonpl.

The Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, and it is also the name of the tree's commercially harvested edible seeds. It is one of the largest and longest-lived trees in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit and its nutshell – containing the edible Brazil nut – are relatively large, possibly weighing as much as 2 kg (4 lb 7 oz) in total weight. As food, Brazil nuts are notable for diverse content of micronutrients, especially a high amount of selenium. The wood of the Brazil nut tree is prized for its quality in carpentry, flooring, and heavy construction.

Brazil Nut (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Alternative forms

  • Brazil nut

Noun

brazil nut (plural brazil nuts)

  1. Bertholletia excelsa, a tree native to tropical South America.
  2. The nut produced by this tree.

Synonyms

  • nigger toe, Pará nut (dated)

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