Brazil Nuts

Brazil Nuts
Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts come from the Amazonian forest where other unique plant species such as the acai berry are found. Just one Brazil nut contains over a day's supply of selenium, an antioxidant mineral essential to immune function that can protect the body from cell damage. Sufficient selenium intake also encourages proper thyroid function. While these nuts are high in fat, it's mainly monounsaturated fat that has been shown to help lower bad cholesterol. Vitamin E, B vitamins, copper, magnesium, protein, calcium, iron, and zinc are also present in healthy quantities. If shelled, de-shell and add to your NutriBlast.

Selection Process

As with most nuts, be sure to choose those that are not shriveled, wilted, or smell rancid. Store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to one month or freeze shelled nuts up to one year. It is best to keep all nuts in the refrigerator so that they do not go rancid due to their high fat content.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 kernel (4.7 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 31.0

% Daily Value*

Total fat 3.2g 4.9%

Saturated Fat 0.8g 3.8%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.1mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.6g 0.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1.4%

Sugars 0.1g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.7g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.8% Iron 0.6%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.9%
Vitamin K 0.0% Thiamin 1.9%
Riboflavin 0.1% Niacin 0.1%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.1%
Phosphorus 3.4% Magnesium 4.4%
Zinc 1.3% Selenium 128.7%
Copper 4.1% Manganese 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.