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Brazil Nuts Full Nutrition Profile

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are popular seeds rather than nuts of a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, they have a brown nut-like casing that led most people to call them nuts. Brazil nuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fats and selenium that protect of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels and especially the LDL (low-density lipoproteins).

All over the globe, people and healthcare nutritionists acknowledge Brazil nuts for their impressive nutritional profile, as they are one of the best sources of selenium an antioxidant effective in maintaining cardiovascular health, additionally, the level of selenium in brazil nuts is so high that one or two nuts are satisfactory to get the daily recommended allowance of selenium. Moreover, and like other nuts they are highly saturated in “good” fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, that help in regulating blood cholesterol levels.


Eat canned Brazil nuts for a fast snack. For a sublime taste, toss 1 lb. of nuts with 2-3 tablespoons of honey, two tablespoons of butter (animal butter, melted), and a pinch of salt (1-3 g) and roast in oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, stir two or three times (once every 5 minutes). Grind Brazil nuts and use them in a trail mix or on top of frozen Greek yogurt.

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