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Baru Nuts

Baru Nuts
(Baru Nuts) Baru nuts come from the baru tree (Dipteryx alata Vog.) which grow in the savanna ecoregion of Brazil known as the “Cerrado”. They are said to have a taste like a mixture of peanuts and cashews, which the eater much deside for themselves. Baru nuts are wild-collected in the Cerrado by a local coop of organized families and this work has been promoting great socio-environmental aid to the region. With the growing consumption of baru nuts, its trees are no longer being cut down for timber since maintaining them standing is now valuable and sustainable, thus preserving the original flora & wildlife and creating much needed jobs for the local communities. The impact of these actions are helping to save this important and amazing ecosystem. Every 100 grams of Baru nuts contain: 40 grams of fat, 24 grams of protein,​ 26.3 grams of fiber (100% of daily requirement), 21.4 mg of Vitamin E (100% of daily requirement), 6.7 mg of Zinc, 2.6 mg of Iron, 150 mg of Calcium, 228 mg of Magnesium, 1575 mg of Potassium, but this amount of nuts also contain 533 calories.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!