The world needs partnerships between trustworthy companies committed to the quality of their products, processes, and staff. Companies are required to search for excellence. That is why we are here. Amêndoas do Brasil (ADB) adopts the best quality and behavior guidelines to supply the best products to its many demanding customers all over the world. If you are looking for products that would add value to your business and exceed your customers’ expectations, Amêndoas do Brasil would certainly be your perfect partner.
Amêndoas do Brasil is a major cashew nut kernel export company in Brazil, which supplies quality products to the most demanding markets in the world.
We are present to each process of kernel value chain, from production support and follow up to raw material selection and purchase, to processing under the highest quality standards and to the final product delivery at the agreed time and specifications, and provide our customers with products of reliable and recognized guarantee.
Today, Amêndoas do Brasil generates 1,100 jobs and gives excellent work conditions and benefits to all our employees.
Nutrition and Health
Let’s go a little nuts in our daily diet
Enjoy a handful of nuts as a healthy part of your diet. It’s true nuts are high in fat, but most of the fat is healthy mono-unsaturated fat that can help lower blood cholesterol.
by Tali Landrum
Because nuts come from plants, they are cholesterol free and provide one of the best sources of plant protein. In addition, nuts are a good source of dietary fiber and many of the heart disease fighting vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Research shows that many different nuts exhibit a reduced risk of some cancers and help to lower high blood pressure (as in the Dash Diet).
Nuts come from many different plant families and are classified as either tree nuts (a one-seeded fruit in a hard shell) or peanuts (a member of the legume family).
Nuts are high in calories. Using nuts as a snack can help satisfy your hunger but to avoid weight gain, you must control your serving sizes. Suggested servings are about one to two ounces a day. For example, one ounce each of the following would consist of:
- 23 almonds (a good source of calcium) contains 164 calories
- 20 pecan halves (contains phosphorus, copper, zinc and thiamine) contains 196 calories
- 15 pine nuts (a good source of iron) contains 160 calories
- 35 peanuts (a good source of potassium) contains 159 calories
- 21 hazelnuts contains 178 calories
- 18 cashews contains 161 calories
To help reduce sodium and added fats in the diet, avoid salted, oil-roasted nuts. Look in the baking aisle or produce section of the grocery store for unsalted, dry roasted or unprocessed nuts. Ways to add nuts to your diet:
- Top salads with walnuts instead of bacon bits and croutons
- Add cashews or peanuts to your stir-fry
- Try slivered almonds in yogurt to add crunch
- Use pine nuts in pesto or marinara sauce
- Top salmon or chicken with pecans
- Chop up walnuts, almonds or pecans in banana bread
- Toss peanuts into non-fat frozen yogurt
Because of their high fat content, nuts will easily spoil. They should be stored in sealed containers in a cool, dry place for no longer than two weeks. Unshelled nuts will keep from two months to a year in the refrigerator and a year or more in the freezer. Shelled nuts store in the freezer for up to two years.
Apple Salad with Figs and Almonds
2 large red apples, cored and diced
6 dried figs, chopped
2 ribs of celery, diced
1/4 cup fat-free lemon yogurt
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 carrots, peeled and grated
In a small bowl, combine the apples, figs and celery. Add yogurt and mix thoroughly. Serve on separate plates topped with almonds and garnished with grated carrots. Serves 6.
Per serving: calories 95; cholesterol 0mg; protein 2g; sodium 35mg; carbohydrate 17g; fiber 3g; fat 2g; potassium 323mg; calcium 73mg.
Tali Landrum, R.D., L.D., is a clinical dietitian at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Fonte: Daily Journal
Amêndoas do Brasil is aware of its citizenship by committing itself to the environment, community and quality.
At Amêndoas do Brasil, respecting the environment throughout all business stages is a commitment of all our staff. From the purchase of raw material to product shipment, we are always aware of environmental impacts caused by our activities and make our best efforts to mitigate them by investing in cleaner technologies.
At the processing plant, part of consumed power is generated by cashew nut shell, which produces a clean and renewable power.
In addition to cashew nut shell, cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) is also a green power
source. CNSL is widely used by thermoelectric plants all over the world.
We are also provided with liquid and gaseous effluent treatment systems that reduce significantly the environmental impacts of our activities.
By these and other new actions, we confirm our commitment to preserving the environment at all times.
Cashew Nut Kernels - Wholes
A cashew kernel is classified as whole if it has the characteristic shape of a cashew kernel and not more than 1/8th of the kernel has been broken off. This grade may also be designated as “W”.
Quality & Grading
Cashew kernels are classified as: First Quality Fancy; Second Quality Scorched/Color Variation; Third Quality Special Scorched/Color Variation and Fourth Quality.
FIRST QUALITY FANCY cashew kernels have a uniform color which may be white, light yellow, pale ivory or light ash-grey.
SECOND QUALITY SCORCHED/COLOR VARIATION
cashew kernels may be yellow, light brown, light ivory, light ash-grey or deep ivory.
THIRD QUALITY SPECIAL SCORCHED/COLOR VARIATION cashew kernels may be deep yellow, brown, amber, and light to deep blue. They may be slightly shrivelled, immature, speckled, blemished or otherwise discolored.
FOURTH QUALITY cashew kernels would qualify as First or Second Quality, except that they have pitted spots.
Cashew Nut Kernels - Large Broken
Kernels which have been broken crosswise, are less than 7/8 but not less than 3/8 of a whole kernel, and the cotyledons are still naturally attached. This grade may also be designated as “B”.
One half of a cashew kernel that has been split lengthwise, provided not more than 1/8 of this cotyledon has been broken off. This grade may also be designated as “S”