Brazil Nuts are tree nuts native to the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
They have a smooth, buttery texture and nutty flavor, are eaten raw or blanched, highly energetic and very nutritious. Brazil nuts are one of the most concentrated dietary sources of mineral selenium, with a single nut containing up to 175% of the NRV. Selenium is a trace element that is essential for the immune system, thyroid, and cell growth.
Eating Brazil nuts can have many health benefits, including regulate thyroid function, reduce inflammation, and support the heart, brain and immune system. In addition, they are rich in healthy fats, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, thiamine and vitamin E.
They contain antioxidants such as selenium, vitamin E, and phenols. Just one nut a day can reduce inflammation.
Eating Brazil Nuts can improve heart health by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol, and improving blood vessel function.
The compounds in nuts contain ellagic acid, which has a protective effect on the brain. Eating them can improve mental performance and mood.
They are high in calories and selenium. In order not to lead to an excess of selenium and avoid negative side effects, it is worth limiting their consumption to a few a day.
Ingredients: brazil nuts
Nutritional values per 100g
Energy value 1245kJ / 294kcal – 15% RWS *
Fat 0.6g <1%
including saturated fatty acids 0.3 g – 2%
Carbohydrates 66g – 25%
including sugars 58g – 64%
Protein 2.4g – 5%
Salt 0g – 0%
* RWS – Reference Food Value
They can be eaten as a snack or addition to sweet breakfasts. They can be added to salads, desserts, cakes or stuffing.