Brazil nuts, which come from the fruit of the Brazil nut tree, grow in South America. While most commonly found in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, the tree also grows in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.Continue Reading
The tree's fruit ripens in January and February. The fruit can grow to the size of a baseball and weigh up to 5 pounds. After ripening, the it falls from the tree, which stands upwards of 160 feet high. Roughly 10 to 20 nuts can be found within the fruit.
Brazil nuts are commonly used in baking recipes, such as cookies and brownies. The nuts can be served whole or chopped, cooked or raw, and they can be pressed for their oil.Learn more about Beans & Nuts
Brazil has a total area of nearly 3.3 million square miles, making it the most expansive country in South America, as of 2014. About 20,000 square miles of Brazil's area is made up of water.Full Answer >
Brazil is the largest country on the continent of South America, which also includes the countries of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Three territories are also considered part of the South American continent: the Galapagos Islands, the Falkland Islands and French Guiana.Full Answer >
Brazil, the largest country in South America, declared its independence in 1822; the country quickly formed an alliance with the United States, since the United States was the first to recognize Brazil as an independent country. Since then, Brazil has used its very high volume of trade to form other alliances with countries throughout the European Union as well as repair formerly unstable relationships with countries such as Russia.Full Answer >
Brazil comprises a total area of about 3.3 million square miles, making it the fifth largest country in the world and the largest country in South America, occupying over half the continent. Brazil is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and has a coastline spanning approximately 4,600 miles.Full Answer >