Brazil nuts are actually the seeds of a big fruit from a pretty massive rainforest tree. About 15 to 30 seeds sit in a large round pod that weighs around five pounds. The ripe pods fall to the ground, where they’re harvested by people… or carried off by animals.

Photo: Brazil nuts are actually the seeds of a big fruit from a pretty massive rainforest tree. About 15 to 30 seeds sit in a large round pod that weighs around five pounds. The ripe pods fall to the ground, where they're harvested by people... or carried off by animals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_nut

http://sweetgum.nybg.org/lp/taxon.php?irn=133412

 

 

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