Baru nuts are not only incredibly healthy for you (having the most protein, fibre and potassium when compared to other popular nut snacks), but they're also delicious! The nuts taste like a cross between a peanut and a cashew with a hint of cocoa -yum! On top of this, The Baru Project, a Tassie company who brought these nuts to Australia, are doing a world of good in the Cerrado region of Brazil (where these nuts are grown). The baru tree is an essentail part of preserving and restoring the Cerrado biome, and The Baru Project offers fair and meaninful employment oppertunites to workers in the region. What's not to love!?!
Ingredients: roasted organic baru nuts
Making a difference
- 100% wild grown and organic means theres no destruction of land for farming, and no chemical pesticdes used that harm the ecosystem
- Each baru tree is always left with a third of its nuts, allowing some of the 2373 species of animals that call the Cerrado home to enjoy the tasty fruit, and germinate seeds naturally
- Farmed using the syntropic farming method, which helps regenerate the ecosystem
- Supports indigenous people in practicing their tradtional methods of taking care of the land
- Fair trade, to support local workers
- Packaged in Australia by the Baru Project -a Tasmanian company
- Packaging is recyclable
- 45 grams of tasty baru nuts in recyclable packaging
- Baru nuts have more protein, fat, fibre, and potassium per 100 g when compared to 5 other similar nuts
- Baru nuts are also high in iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin e, and loaded with antioxidants
In 2014, local Tassie resident Anna describes traveling to Brazil and falling in love with a man -Ricardo, and also a nut -the baru nut. After moving back to Australia and missing the unique taste of the baru nut, they saw an opportunity. An opportunity to bring stable and ethical work to the native people of the Cerrado region, an opportunity to care for the Cerrado biome (which is nearly as important as the Amazon Rainforest), and an opportunity to share their love of the baru nut with all of us here in Australia.