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How to Remove Shell From Brazil Nuts

How to Remove Shell From Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts can be a great healthy snack, but getting the shell out of these nuts can take some time and effort.

Thankfully, there are a number of different methods that I can use to remove the shell from Brazil nuts. All of these methods work well to remove the shell from the Brazil nuts.

It is really a matter of personal preference when it comes to what method I use to do so. Here is what I think is important for you to know about removing the shell from Brazil nuts.

How to Remove Shell from Brazil Nuts

The first method is to freeze the Brazil nuts. You can soak the Brazil nuts and then remove their shells, too. You can also boil the Brazil nuts to remove the shell. Finally, you can cook them in your oven to get rid of their shell.

How Do I Remove the Shell from Brazil Nuts by Freezing The Nuts?

As stated previously, the first step is to put the Brazil nuts in my freezer for a few hours, then take the Brazil nuts out of the freezer. Complete this process by utilizing a nutcracker to crack the nuts.

The next step is to get rid of the shells from the Brazil nuts. The nutcracker should break the shell with ease after the Brazil nuts have been frozen.

Where Do I Get A Nutcracker?

People that eat Brazil nuts regularly probably have a nutcracker, but it is fairly easy to buy a nutcracker.

I can buy a nutcracker on Amazon.com. If you want to buy one in person, I will add that you can buy one at your local Wal-Mart.

It is also good to mention the fact that nutcrackers are quite affordable. I can buy one at my local Wal-Mart for between $1-10.

I recommend that you check out this article for more information about using a nutcracker to crack the shells of Brazil nuts.

How Do I Boil Brazil Nuts to Remove Their Shells?

I can also remove the shell from Brazil nuts by boiling the nuts. First, I have to use my stovetop to boil water.

Once the water is boiling, put the Brazil nuts into the boiling water and boil the Brazil nuts for a total of one minute.

I have found that it is a good idea to set a timer to make sure I don’t boil the nuts for longer than a minute. I will add that you should have some cold water ready for the Brazil nuts.

Once the Brazil nuts have boiled for a minute, take them out of the boiling water and plunge them into the aforementioned cold water.

Putting the Brazil nuts into cold water prevents them from cooking any further. One last thing that I will note is that it is best to be careful when you handle hot water.

Hot water can cause burns, so it is best to exercise caution.

The next step is to crack the Brazil nuts. At this point, it should be easy to remove the shells from the Brazil nuts.

How Do I Cook Brazil Nuts to Remove Their Shells?

Another way to remove the shells from Brazil nuts is to cook them in my oven. I first put the Brazil nuts on baking sheets.

After that, I recommend that you set your oven to heat up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius.

Once the oven is at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, I put the Brazil nuts into the oven. I then bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. After that, I carefully remove the Brazil nuts from my oven.

I allow the Brazil nuts to cool down for a while. Once the nuts have cooled off, I can then crack them and easily dispose of the shells.

How Do I Remove The Shells From Brazil Nuts By Soaking The Nuts?

I can also choose to soak the Brazil nuts in water in order to remove the shells. The first step in this method is to soak the Brazil nuts in water for a total of between two and three hours. I then use either a colander or a strainer to drain the water from the Brazil nuts.

After that, I can easily crack the Brazil nuts. The reason that this method is effective is that soaking the nuts makes their shells softer and therefore easier to crack. Of course, this method does take a bit longer than the other methods, but it is still effective in softening the shells of Brazil nuts nonetheless.

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Remove Shell From Brazil Nuts

What else should I know about removing the shells from Brazil nuts?

There are some other methods and one of these methods is to use a sharp knife to remove the shell from the Brazil nuts. Another method is to put the Brazil nuts on a paper towel located on a flat surface and hit them with a hammer to crack the nuts. However, the sharp knife method can be a bit hazardous and the hammer method is not the most effective method.

What about the nutritional value of Brazil nuts?

Brazil nuts are quite healthy. They contain plenty of nutrients and are beneficial for both heart health and brain health. I definitely recommend eating Brazil nuts if you are looking for a healthy snack to eat.


The Best Methods of Removing Shells From Brazil Nuts

The three main methods of removing the shells from Brazil nuts are boiling the nuts, freezing the nuts and using a nutcracker, and baking the nuts in an oven.

There are other methods, including soaking the nuts, but these three methods are the most effective ones.