Brazil Nuts

Jul
2012
03

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Brazil nuts contain an important amino acid methionine, an essential nutrient in fighting against chronic illnesses and premature aging, and which most high protein plant foods do not contain.

About – Brazil nuts are large, long, three-sided seeds. They grow on the enormous Brazil nut tree, which grows to between twenty and sixty meters in height, native to the South American rainforest and can live to be more than 500 years old. They require the presence of a certain orchid that attracts the specific bee to pollinate its flowers.

Nutrition РBrazil nuts are extremely high in nutrients, abundant in vitamin E and niacin and with a broad array of minerals, including: selenium, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, and iron. They are high in fiber and have a complete and high quality protein profile, containing all the necessary amino acids needed by the human body.  Brazil nuts have a high fat content but contain mostly a heart healthy mono-saturated fat and the beneficial and essential omega 6 fatty acids. However, Brazil nuts are best known for their selenium content, containing more than any other food. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which works with vitamin E to help prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals in the body.

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