Brazil nuts are
- Despite their name, are botanically speaking a seed. They contain no enzyme inhibitors and are easily digested.
- A great source of GOOD FATS (Omega 3 and 6) and PROTEIN
- High in vitamin E, thiamine, copper, manganese, magnesium, CALCIUM, phosphorous and ZINC.
- Interestingly, brazil nuts have also been found to be one of the richest dietary sources of selenium. Eat just one brazil nut and you’ve probably taken in one day’s supply of your body’s requirement for the mineral selenium, a key player in the immune system and a vital antioxidant which helps protect our hearts.
Soils dedicated to intensive farming are likely to be depleted of their selenium content, so quality brands are important.
Being high in fat, brazil nuts can turn rancid very quickly. So, as with all nuts, we recommend only buying small amounts at a time.