Brazil Nuts In Shell
The name of this nut gives its origin away. Yes the magnificent Brazil nut tree grows in the jungle of the Amazon Rain Forest.
It is the ultimate nut for large parrots such as the Macaw and Red Tailed Black Cockatoo due to the rock-hard shell. The extremely hard-shelled seeds are dark brown and wedged shaped hiding within it a kernel that is white oily and rich tasting. Brazil nuts are extremely high in the antioxidant selenium and a good source of calcium and manganese containing 184 calories and 4 grams of protein per ounce.
Not for the small beaked the Brazil nut enclosed within its shell can sort the weak from the strong. We recommend that first time users crack the shell before feeding them to your bird to check for any obvious contamination and general precaution. This will also let your feathered friend know that there is in fact a prize inside the shell once given whole.