GO NUTS for Fairtrade on National Nut Day!- Fair and Funky
Updated: Mar 1, 2020
“Despite the name, the journey of a Brazil nut begins in Bolivia…
Gatherers forage the nuts from deep in the Amazon rainforest. They go on collection camping trips for days or weeks at a time, braving: jaguars, electric eels, piranhas, vipers, vampire bats… and the threat of a nut falling on their head. These nuts are in fact seeds, which grow in pods the size of a coconut or grapefruit. Each pod can contain up to 25 of the Brazil nuts we see in the shops. Brazil nut shells are so hard that humans need a machete to crack them.