Brazil Nuts with shell
Brazil nuts are energy-dense and rich in healthy fats, selenium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, thiamine, and vitamin E. These tree nuts are native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. Their smooth, buttery texture and nutty flavor are typically enjoyed raw or blanched.
These nuts contain antioxidants like selenium, vitamin E, and phenols. Just one nut per day can lead to reduced inflammation. Nevertheless, your intake needs to be consistent to continue experiencing the benefits.
Today, Bolivia is the largest exporting country of Brazil nut kernels, followed by Brazil, the old king of the exporting countries, and Peru.
The Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, and it is also the name of the tree’s commercially harvested edible seeds. It is one of the giant and longest-lived trees in the Amazon rainforest.
Brazils are rich in selenium, calcium, copper, zinc, and Vitamin E.
Brazil nuts are very nutritious and energy-dense.
- Calories: 187
- Protein: 4.1 grams
- Fat: 19 grams
- Carbs: 3.3 grams
- Fiber: 2.1 grams
- Selenium: 989% daily value (DV)
- Copper: 55% DV
- Magnesium: 25% DV
- Phosphorus: 16% DV
- Manganese: 15% DV
- Zinc: 10% DV
- Thiamine: 15% DV
- Vitamin E: 11% DV