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Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

Are Brazil nuts related?

Hazelnuts, small, coppery-colored, with a pale crown, are a cousin to the filbert. They are usually ground into a powder for pastries and breads. Brazil nuts are long, straight nuts with a rough brown pebble shell.

You might also wonder, "What nuts are related to hazelnuts?"

Additional Information: Nuts (i.e. Walnuts, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cashews, Pecan nuts, Brazil nut Pistachio Nut, Macadamia Nut and Queensland nut are all listed in Annex IIIa to the EU directive regarding labelling foods. Filbert (Corylus maxima), is very similar to the Hazelnut.

You might also be allergic to hazelnuts only. There are two possible types of allergy to hazelnuts. Cross-reactivity is a process whereby a protein in the pollen shares similarities with a protein in hazelnuts. Therefore, some people react to Hazelnuts. These reactions can be mild and include swelling or itching of the mouth.

Are Brazil nuts a source of allergies?

Brazil nuts can cause severe allergic reactions that can lead to anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening reaction. This includes difficulty breathing and severe swelling. Brazil nut allergy sufferers are unlikely to be able to overcome it.

What kind of nuts are Brazil nuts made?

Brazil nuts are tree nuts that are native to the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru. They can be eaten raw or blanched for their buttery texture and nutty taste. These nuts are high in energy, very nutritious, and one the richest dietary sources for the mineral selenium.