Semilla de Brazil and Nuez de la India -- Are they the same?

May 13, 2014 Justin M

We often receive emails from customers asking if Semilla de Brazil and our Nuez de la India are the same thing. 

Our answer is "Yes and No, but Nuez de la India is better."


Here's why:

Nuez de la India and Semilla de Brazil are in fact seeds from the same species of tree called "Aluerites Moluccana".

Our Nuez de la India comes from a specific, non-toxic variety of the Aluerites Moluccana tree which we have propagated in the Amazon Rainforest. We do not know where Semilla de Brazil is sourced (and there are a dozen different companies), but we can hopefully assume it is also sourced from the Amazon in Brazil.

The major difference is in the preparation and the packaging.

Semilla de Brazil is sold DESHELLED -- meaning the distributor has already removed the natural protective shell and sliced the semillas in 1/2 seed sizes.  


Examples of Semilla de Brazil:

(notice how dry the seed pieces on the left already look) 


While this might seem convenient at first glance we actually feel this is a very bad idea for two reasons.



We say this again and again because it is 100% true. Fresh, oily, seeds of Nuez de la India are by far the most effective. When you remove the seeds from their natural protective shell you are exposing them to the elements -- particularly light and heat. This causes sensitive plant nutrients and oils in the plants to die or dry out leaving nothing behind except fiber, carbohydrates and proteins. This is especially true of aluerites moluccana seeds which have soft outer skin and oily kernels.


2. Difficult to Identify to Verify Authenticity. 

When looking at the above seeds it's hard to tell if you are looking at bits of aluerites moluccana or macadamia. This can make it difficult for you to verify authenticity when you are purchasing from a vendor.


This is why it is best to buy the raw, whole seeds. It only takes a matter of seconds to remove the kernel from it shell and expose the fresh, effective Nuez de la India. That is why our Nuez de la India is sold whole, raw, and in resealable packaging.


Comprar Nuez de la India Original


  • gloria nunez

    Mar 20, 2015

    i want to buy Semilla de Brazil but i’m having a hard time finding someone here in the U.S. who sells them…please help

  • Jessica rios

    Mar 18, 2015

    I bought the semilla De Brazil from a lady and I wana know of its the real one cause one lady told me it was codo de fraile and it can be deadly

  • marisol acosta

    Feb 21, 2015

    vivo en phoenix arizona me gustaria haser un encargo de semilla de brazil favor de contactarme grasias

  • Mireya Reyes

    Nov 10, 2014

    I want to buy a order of semila de brazil, and I want it to be sent to minnesota

  • Corina Scott

    May 25, 2014

    I’ve been using since Dec 2013 n I am down to a size 14 from a 20 using nuez de la india I ♥♥ your product!

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