Tuhka roasted nuts

The Tuhka nuts are collected in the Amazon rainforest. After the nuts have been dried, they are cracked open and finally roasted in the factory in Alalapadu. The Tuhka roasted nuts are momentarily available in the flavor unsalted. In the future, more flavors will be added.

The Tuhka nuts are a rich source of nutrition straight from Mother Sranan. The Tuhka nut is a fruit of the Brazil nut tree, which grows in the Amazon rainforest. The nuts are also called Brazil nut or Brazilian nut. In the Trio language of the inhabitants of southern Suriname, this nut is called “Tuhka."

Tuhka nuts are an important source of energy, containing sufficient amounts of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. In fact, the nuts are a significant energy source for the indigenous peoples of these areas. They are famous for their high nutritional value, especially their high selenium content. Eating the roasted nuts in small amounts has unique nutritional benefits for people with cardiovascular diseases, for a healthy prostate, and also for strengthening the overall immune system. The nut can be used as a healthy snack or can be used in the preparation of dishes.

Health benefits

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Rich in fiber, protein and vitamins E and B1
  • High selenium content, good for the prostate
  • Is a natural immunity booster
  • Has fats that are good for people with cardiovascular disease
  • Has cancer-fighting effect

The recommended number of nuts to consume is 6 nuts per person for 2 to 3 days a week.

The process

The Tuhka roasted nuts are produced in Alalapadu, which is a small Trio community in South Suriname. The community itself runs the community enterprise in the village, where they have been trained in high hygiene quality standards.

The nuts collected by residents are partly used for the production of Tuhka oil and partly for roasted Tuhka nuts.