Brazil Nuts

Brazil Nuts

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Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts are an ivory colored nut with a dark brown shell. Brazil nuts can be found inside of a thick, woody seed capsule. When the seed capsule is opened, you can find between 8 and 24 seeds inside. They have numerous heath benefits and can be a nutritional addition to many recipes.

 

Health benefits

  • Brazil nuts can help with thyroid function. 
  • They are also beneficial in helping you manage your weight. 
  • Brazil nuts aid in the prevention of cancer. 
  • They contain a high amount of selenium which helps protect against heart disease.

 

Nutrition facts

  • Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium, copper, and magnesium.
  • They have a high fiber content.
  • Brazil nuts are a good source of calcium and Thiamin.
  • Brazil nuts also provide a high amount of Vitamin E.
  • They are a good source of protein.

 

Culinary uses

  • Toasted Brazil nuts can be sprinkled on top of ice cream or yogurt.
  • A Brazil nut pesto with broccoli is an exceptionally healthy dish to put on the dinner table.
  • A Brazil nut fruitcake is a delicious and healthy holiday dessert.
  • Brazil nuts can be added to a variety of baked items such as cookies, cakes, muffins, and bread.

 

Varieties Available

A variety of premium Brazil nuts can be purchased online. For use in cooking or for creating your own trail mix and granola, you can buy bulk amounts of:

  • Raw Brazil nuts
  • Unsalted, roasted Brazil nuts
  • Salted, roasted Brazil nuts