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Learn more about Brazil Nut – Econut

By editor • Posted at 05/07/2016 • Categories: Releases

The Chestnut-the-Brazil Econut, cultivated by Agricultural Aruanã S.A. on Farm Aruanã, located in Itacoatiara, AM, has purity and quality assurance from the tree to the final packaging, because it is harvested from trees planted with the best genotypes selected by EMBRAPA and the Agricultural Aruanã, organically grown for over 25 years, with no use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

The entire production chain is rigorous and technically controlled from harvest to final packaging, and the pure product exclusively come from own plantations of Farm Aruanã, with homogeneous and controlled nutritional values. The Itacoatiara region produces nuts with great content of selenium and excellent nutritional composition.

The post-harvest, to packing, is strictly controlled and performed at the Farm Aruanã. The packaging has been specially designed to ensure durability and maintaining the quality of ECONUT NUTS. The final product is pure, without any alteration of their natural qualities.

Econut  has the SisOrg seal of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) by certifying TECPAR “(Paraná Institute of Technology).

The ECONUT nuts produced in Aruanã Farm in the region of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, has a concentration of selenium just the consumption of nuts 1 per day to meet the needs of human health.

The researcher Barbara Rita Cardoso, USP, used the ECONUT nuts ( that were donated by Excelsa Institute, along with the elderly with Alzheimer’s and obtained results of improvement in verbal fluency and reasoning thanks to selenium.

Motivated by this research, Barbara Cardoso won the Young Scientist Prize in 2015 in the categories Master and Doctor.

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