BARU NUTS

Product name:
UNSALTED ROASTED BARU NUTS

Species: Dipteryx alata
Origin: Brazilian Cerrado. Wild harvested.
HS/NCM: 20081995 / 08029000
Allergy advice: Tree nuts
Shelf life: 12 months
Storage advice: Store in a cool dry place
Organic certification: In progress

MAICURU-do-Brasil Baru-nuts

PACKAGING

Product Unit Box Box
W x D x H
Pallet*
Unsalted roasted
baru nuts
Net weight: 22.5Kg.
Vacuum-packed in
metallised polyethylene bags
Net weight: 22.5 Kg.
Corrugated cardboard box
containing 1 package of 22.5 Kg.
H: 15 cm
W: 39 cm
L: 58 cm
Net weight:
22.5 Kg
Gross weight:
23.1 Kg
W: 120 cm
D: 120 cm
H: 100 cm
30 boxes.
Net weight:
675 Kg
Gross weight:
700 Kg

Technical specification of metallised plastic packaging:
SMOOTH LAMINATED NP BAG 545mm X 925mm X 0.240 mm with a thickness of 120 microns.
Extruded film in up to 9 layers based on plastic resins of polyethylene (PE) and polyamide (PA) copolymer, laminated in bi-oriented Polyester film (BOPET) metallised, developed for direct contact with food with excellent sealing and mechanical resistance.
The gas barrier is provided by the Metallization and PA layers.

Technical specification of the cardboard box:
Double corrugated cardboard box x measuring 15 cm (H) x 39 cm (L) x 58 cm (W).

Technical specification of the pallet:
Wooden pallet measuring 100 cm x 120 cm complying with fumigation and exports standards and requirements. Products can be customised upon request.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Table 1.

NUTRITION
Serving Size 15 g (17 units)

Amount per serving %DV(*)
Calories 80 Kcal/336 kj 4 %
Carbohydrates 2.3 g 1 %
Protein 4.0 g 5 %
Total fat 5.8 g 11 %
Saturated fat  1.1 g 5 %
Fibre 2.0 g 8 %
Calcium 21.0 mg 2 %
Iron 0.6 mg 4 %
Potassium 124.0 mg 6 %
Magnesium 26.0 mg 10 %
Sodium 0.0 mg 0 %

* Percent daily values are ​​based on a 2,000 kcal or 8,400 kJ diet. Your daily value ​​may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Baru (Dipteryx alata) is a fruit tree from the Brazilian Cerrado which bears nuts that are both flavourful and highly nutritious. They are rich in proteins, fibre, magnesium, potassium and iron. In addition to their high energy value, baru oil are high in unsaturated fats.

Our roasted baru nuts are dry-roasted in industrial ovens for 30 minutes at 150°C.

MINERAL CONTENT

Table 2.

BARU NUTS
Mineral content (mg/100 g)

Mineral mg/100 g
Calcium (Ca) 140
Potassium (K) 827
Phosphorus (P) 358
Magnesium (Mg) 178
Copper (Cu)  1.45
Iron (Fe) 4.24
Manganese (Mn) 4.9
Zinc (Zn) 4.1

Takemoto, E et al (2001)

AMINOACIDS CONTENT

Table 3.
Amino acid composition (g/16gN) baru pulp and nut
Amino acid Pulp Raw nuts Roasted nuts
Valin 3.25 4.49 4.53
Isoleucine 2.46 3.00 2.79
Leucine 4.38 7.15 7.04
Treonine 2.35 3.04 2.95
½ Cistine 0.00 0.00 0.00
Metionine 0.41 0.74 0.84
Tirosine 0.87 2.34 2.10
Fenilalanine 2.37 4.20 4.20
Histidine 1.47 2.10 1.95
Lisine 4.84 5.65 4.17
Triptophan 0.53 1.26 0.92
Aspartic acid 10.06 7.47 7.56
Serine 2.67 3.03 2.91
Glutamic acid 8.11 19.18 19.30
Proline 17.91 4.17 4.20
Glicine 2.98 3.79 3.80
Alanine 3.84 3.64 3.67
Arginine 3.50 7.26 6.99

Togashi & Scarbieri (1994)

FATTY ACIDS AND TOCOPHEROLS

Table 4.
Fatty acid composition (% w/w of methyl esters) and tocopherols (mg/100 g) of baru and peanut seed oils (theoretical values).
Fatty
acids/tocopherols

Experimental values
Baru nuts oil

Theoretical values
Peanut oil
Average ± DP Ref.17 Ref.3 Ref.1
C16:0 (palmitic) 7.6 ± 0.3 7.40 6.0-16.0 8.3-14.0
C18:0 (stearic) 5.4 ± 0.3 3.12 1.3-6.5 1.0-4.4
C18:1 (oleic) 50.4 ± 0.6 50.17 35.0-72.0 36.4-67.1
C18:2 (linoleic) 28.0 ± 0.9 30.70 13.0-45.0 14.0-43.0
C20:0 (arachidic) 1.07 ± 0.03 0.82 1.0-3.0 1.1-1.7
C20:! (gadoleic) 2.7 ± 0.1 0.5-2.1 0.7-1.7
C22:0 (behenic) 2.6 ± 0.1 2.12 1.0-5.0 2.1-4.4
C24:0 (lignoceric) 2.1 ± 0.3 0.5-3.0 1.1-2.2
Unidentified 4.94
Saturated fatty acids 18.8 13.46
Unsaturated fatty acids 81.2 80.87
α Tocoferol 5.0 ± 0.2 4.9-37.3
γ Tocoferol 4.3 ± 0.7 8.8-38.9

Average of five determinations; SD = standard deviation

Takemoto, E et al (2001)

OUR
BARU NUTS

MAICURU DO BRASIL’S baru nuts are produced by a Cooperative of Sustainable Family Agriculture based on the Solidarity Economy. The cooperative was founded in 2008 in the Northwestern part of the state of Minas Gerais and promotes the sustainable regional development of the region, the organization and autonomy of family and extractive farmers, and the conservation of the Brazilian Cerrado through the management, processing and marketing of baru nuts.

Baru nuts are processed in community agro-industries, guided by qualified professional technicians who follow good manufacturing practices manuals which, together with an adequate production structure, guarantee the sanitary quality of the product.

The production process of MAICURU DO BRASIL baru nuts begins with the collection and sustainable management of the fruits from native trees in the territory of the Rio Urucuia Valley by agro-extractivist family farmers. Our baru nuts are produced following a production protocol that defines the set of good environmental, sanitary, hygiene, safety, social organization and traceability practices that must be followed at all stages of the production chain including collection, transport, storage, processing and distribution of the product.

The cooperative is recognized by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation as the guardian of baru nuts through the Urucuia Grande Sertão Baru Presidium, which attests to the good, clean and fair origin of the production processes, helping maintain traditional livelihoods, the identity of the territory, the conservation of native landscapes and ecosystems and biodiversity while generating food security and income for the local communities.

MAICURU-do-Brasil Baru-nuts