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Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are exceptionally high in thiamine, selenium and magnesium. The antioxidant minerals found in Brazil nuts help to protect against heart disease, cancer and ageing. The Brazil nut, in addition, is known as one of the world's most radioactive foods, due to the tree's accumulation of radium from the soil into the nut. It has been estimated that the concentration of radium in the Brazil nut is 1,000 times higher than in other foods.

The saturated fat content of Brazil nuts is among the highest of all nuts, surpassing even macadamia nuts.

Uses of Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are pressed for oil. Brazil nuts can often substitute for macadamia nuts or even coconuts in recipes.

Brazil nut oil is also used as a lubricant in clocks and for making artists' paints.

Nutrition Chart

Brazil Nuts / 50g Shelled Weight Amount
Calories 341
Carbohydrate 1.5g
Total Fat 34g
Fibre 2.2g
Protein 7.1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese