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Agouti. Our hero. This squirrel like rodent distributes the nuts around the virgin forest where they turn into magnificent trees...
Like this one pictured in Riberalta, Bolivia. World hub of Brazil nut processing.
Only large, strong bees from the genera Bombus, Centris, Epicharis, Eulaema, and Xylocopa can enter and pollinate the flower. These bees in turn rely on certain types of orchid in their own life cycles making Brazil nut trees very difficult to cultivate commercially.
After around 15 months the pods have fallen to the ground and are ready for collection….
…. and opening.
Transport is slow and difficult due to the terrain. The Amazon rises and falls once per year. Barges that go aground are likely to remain so for a long time.
Typical Amazon Boat and barge with Brazil nuts in shell on the way for processing.
The port at Riberalta.
These machines are called auto claves. A shock of steam expands the shell and breaks the bond with the kernel before they are cooled then shelled, either by hand or, increasingly, automatically in centrifuge machines.
Shells are recycled, fuelling the auto clave furnaces.
Newly shelled brazil kernels are selected for size and quality many times to produce a product like……
This…. before they are vacuum packed, put into cartons……
And transported all the way over the Andes...
to West Coast South American ports….
Through the Panama Canal and on to their final destination….
The imported Brazils are distributed to be eaten raw or roasted, chopped and diced for breakfast cereal, covered in chocolate or ground into paste / butter.