Brazil nuts come from a tree native to South America which tends to grow in rain forest areas. For many centuries they have been a staple food source in Latin American nations, and more recently are now enjoyed by the rest of the world.
Brazil nuts are a very robust nut boasting a rich, earthy flavour which lends itself well to an assortment of dishes in addition to being a tasty snack on their own.
Brazil nuts are exceptionally rich in selenium; an antioxidant that is important in protecting our cells against free radical damage as well as playing a role in regenerating other antioxidants in the body, so a fine nut to eat. Brazil nuts are also very high in methionine, an amino acid that is low in many other protein foods. This essential nutrient must be consumed in the diet as our bodies cannot make it. It is needed to prevent chronic depression, is used to treat osteoporosis and is beneficial for the integrity of our skin, hair and nails.
Rich in nutrition (see below), they are a great choice for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Try oven roasted you brazil nuts with a sprinkle of cumin, chilli & turmeric
Interesting Facts About Brazil Nuts:
Brazil nuts are technically seeds, not nuts, but due to their brown nut-like outer casing they have been called by most people a nut.
Country of Origin
Product of Bolivia
Besides being one of the richest dietary sources for selenium, a vital mineral for human health, Brazil nuts also contain significant amounts of the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. They are rich in protein and dietary fibre and are and excellent source of vitamin E, and important antioxidant for protecting cells from damage, and thiamine. A good all round nut for cellular health.
|Nutritional Information – Brazil Nuts|
|Fat, Total (g)||66.4|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||15.1|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||4.8|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||7.5|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% brazil nuts
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