How Do Brazil Nuts Grow? Only with Nature’s Helping Hand!
Among the ranks of “things not what they seem,” Brazil nuts stand with macadamia nuts, almonds and walnuts. Why? Because none of them are true nuts. They’re drupes, with a fleshy layer enclosing shells containing their edible seeds. And the way Brazil nut drupes grow showcases how an ecosystem's plants, insects and animals can cooperate for the benefit of all.