Barukas

The exotic flavor of the baru [bar•oo] supernut has been described as a mix of almond, cashew and peanut – only better – and with less calories. But it’s the nutrients packed inside that’ll blow your mind. Anti-aging antioxidants, good fats for brain fuel, plenty of fiber, muscle-building protein, and incredible amounts of disease-fighting, micronutrients your body is craving: nature packed so much into this little nut. You must try it!

Baru Nut 1Kg

$36.99
  • New superfood native to the Brazilian Savannah
  • 100g = 24 grams of plant-based protein
  • Very rich in Fiber, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium & Potassium
  • Delicious flavor, mix between cashews and peanuts
  • Very rich in anti-oxidants (ORAC +21,000), essential fatty-acids and Omegas

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Baru Nut 90g

$5.99
  • New superfood native to the Brazilian Savannah
  • 100g = 24 grams of plant-based protein
  • Very rich in Fiber, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium & Potassium
  • Delicious flavor, mix between cashews and peanuts
  • Very rich in anti-oxidants (ORAC +21,000), essential fatty-acids and Omegas

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Quick Facts about Barukas

Barukas come from the Barukas tree (Dipteryx alata Vog.)​.
There is only one nut per fruit that falls from the tree.

Low water footprint. Barukas nuts grow in the wild and do not require external water sources and heavy irrigation as many other nuts that have very high water usage.

Grown in the wild. Barukas nuts are not part of a monocrop system that destroys complex ecosystems, but is part of a native forest system as nature intended.

Also, Barukas are hand-picked through sustainable extrativism, meaning they grow in the wild and are only picked once the fruits fall from the trees. This also ensures that there are plenty of Barukas fruit left for the animals to consume and disperse the seeds for future trees.

Organic. Barukas nuts are grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers or any chemicals of any kind.

Locals praise Barukas fertility enhancements due to the high level of zinc​ in the nut.

Great taste, a delicious mix between peanuts and cashews.

Barukas nuts are extremely nutrient rich. Every 100 grams of Baru nuts contain:

24 grams of protein​

26.3 grams of fiber (100% of daily requirement)

21.4 grams 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

Barukas nuts are non-GMO & gluten free.

A Note From Superfood Hunter Darin Olien:

Superfood hunting is my passion. For more than 10 years I’ve traveled the world, getting to know local farmers and cooperatives who grow the finest quality plant-based foods. I founded the Superfood Conservancy to get the highest-quality superfoods such as the Barukas out to the world (including you!) while protecting farmers and the environment.  A win, win, win. I hope you enjoy these delicious baru nuts wild harvested from the mineral-rich soil region of the Brazilian savanna. They are the most incredible nut I have ever discovered.

Darin Olien

Amazon’s Forgotten Sibling & Why We All Need to Care

The Cerrado is the world’s most biologically rich savanna. Covering more than 20% of Brazil, an area nearly 3 times the size of Texas, the Cerrado is not nearly as recognized or famous as the Amazon but is suffering devastation at a much faster rate.

The Cerrado is one of the most threatened and over-exploited regions in Brazil regarding loss and deforestation. Its native habitats and rich biodiversity are being destroyed faster than the neighboringrainforest by unsustainable agricultural activities, particularly soy production and cattle ranching, as well as burning of vegetation for charcoal.

Despite its environmental importance, the Cerrado is one of the least-protected regions in Brazil with less than 3% of the region protected by law in national parks and conservation areas.

The Cerrado is home to more than 10,000 species of plants, 935 species of birds, and nearly 300 mammals, including endangered species such as:

• Cerrado Fox

• Anteater

• Maned Wolf

• Jaguar

Economically Sustainable Living

Barukas are wild-collected in the Cerrado by a local coop of organized families. Life is challenging for the families of the Cerrado. There is a historical lack of basic infrastructure and education, difficult access due to poor roads, and few work opportunities. These conditions push local families and communities who otherwise are well intended towards unsustainable jobs and industries. Barukastrees have historically been cut down for use as timber and charcoal due to their excellent wood.
With the recent interest and discovery of the Barukas as an excellent superfood, this practice is changing. Maintaining the existing trees standing is now much more valuable, creating a true, sustainable business model that lets families work in their communities. It makes sense economically, socially and environmentally.

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Baru Nut 90g (2 Pack)

$12.00 $9.99

  • New superfood native to the Brazilian Savannah
  • 100g = 24 grams of plant-based protein
  • Very rich in Fiber, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium & Potassium
  • Delicious flavor, mix between cashews and peanuts
  • Very rich in anti-oxidants (ORAC +21,000), essential fatty-acids and Omegas

 

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Supports the Superfood Conservancy, which is on a mission to support small farmers, get quality superfoods to market, and protect endangered ecosystems where superfoods grow around the world.

The Incredible Barukas Nut , 90g pouch (3.2 oz) 2 Pack – Roasted in Zippable Bag

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Weight .4 lbs

Have questions about the Barukas?

Do Barukas have an allergy risk?

The risk seems to be very low. No known allergic reactions to Barukas have been documented from local consumers and through academic studies.

Like all legume family members of which Barukas is part of, there is a possibility of allergic reaction in particular if you are allergic to other legumes (soy, lupines, Peanuts, etc.). So try them with caution in a small amount or consult your doctor first if this is the case.

Are Barukas organic?

Baru nuts are grown and harvested in completely wild environments surrounded by savanna extensions. No artificial chemicals or pesticides of any kind are used before, during, or after the harvest in processing. Baru nuts are organic under all circumstances; obtaining organic certification is in our agenda for the near future.

Should I worry about GMO in Barukas?

Not at all, baru nuts are GMO free as they come pristine from nature and are not manipulated in a lab in any way.

What about heavy metals?

Almost non-existent in Baru nuts. Laboratory test carried out have resulted in less than 1< ppm (parts per million) basis. Heavy metals are prevalent in all foods; the difference is the degree to which those levels are found.

What does it mean to be “pollinator friendly?”

Certain crops are grown in a manner that changes the local landscape; these ecological alterations influence the livelihood of insects and animals that pollinate flowers.  Most of the plant base foods we consume require the service of a pollinator to exist. Due to their wild nature, Baru nuts do not endanger the health of pollinator colonies but rather enrich it.

Why is Barukas with a “low water footprint?”

Nearly all crops use diverted irrigation to supply their water needs, especially most common nuts, since most are grown in water deprived areas where the water needs are excessive. Baru nuts only use rainwater for irrigation and very little water is used during the processing so the overall water footprint for baru nut is very low.

How much antioxidants are in Barukas?

Baru nuts have more antioxidants than any other nut in the market!

When tested, ORAC levels for Baru nuts (a unit of measurement for antioxidant content) resulted in 21,100 micromoles per 100 grams. To put this in perspective, before Baru nuts arrived, the nut with the most antioxidant content were pecans, with an ORAC level of 17,940.

Can I eat Barukas every day?

Absolutely, Barukas are a concentrated source of valuable nutrients and micronutrients and body-friendly compounds that can be appreciated in a variety of ways every day. Discretion on your part should be considered if you suffer from certain food allergies.

Are Barukas safe for children?

Yes, everyone from children to the elderly can enjoy Baru nuts for their great taste and amazing nutritional benefits.

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Are Barukas safe for pregnant women?

Yes, however caution should always be considered and you should consult with your personal doctor.

Can I eat the skin?

Absolutely, baru nuts can be enjoyed with or without the skin. It’s up to you! The skin is rich in bioactive compounds with positive health effects as well as other nutrients.

Is there cholesterol in Barukas ?

NONE, quite the opposite, the extremely rich fiber content and wide range of essential and trace nutrients in baru nuts can be a good cholesterol reducing food.

Are Barukas raw?

No, the roasting process enhances the rich nutty undertones while maintaining the extreme nutrition found in Barukas. Also, the nuts have anti-nutrients that are neutralized when the nut is roasted – even more so than when soaking. While it may seem that raw is always best, in this case roasting is best.

How are they roasted?

We use German state-of-the-art roasting machines to roast evenly in small batches.

Why is there a size disparity in the nuts?

Considering the Barukas is not a monocrop but wild grown and harvested, there is no size discrimination during harvesting and processing.  Some trees receive more water and nutrients than others thus the size of the nut is larger.

Do Barukas come from fair trade practices?

Yes, collection cooperatives are the lifeline of the Barukas business. We negotiate prices on a year-to-year basis where both parties come out satisfied in the short and long term and fairly paid.

Why have I never heard of Barukas before?

Barukas are a very local product and even within Brazil, outside of its native region, it is not that well known yet. The Superfood Conservancy is working fervently to change this and make sure locals, nationals and internationals can enjoy all the wonders and nutrients of Barukas. You can support the Superfood Conservancy and its mission to bring superfoods like Barukas to the world here.

Are Barukas sustainably sourced?

YES, a percentage of the fruits are left in the wild to feed the local wildlife and continue its natural reproduction cycle.  Trees that otherwise would be chopped down for wood now provide shade, sequester carbon, fix nitrogen, create oxygen, and give us the gold of the savanna, the incredible Barukas.

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