1. Not Your Average Nut
Stouter than its nutty counterparts, Brazil nuts have an earthy taste and buttery texture. They’re great for filling up quickly and the perfect addition to trail mix; just six nuts comprise a 1 ounce serving.
2. Beneficial Nutrients & Fats
High in selenium, zinc, iron and copper, all necessary for a healthy immune system, Brazil nuts also contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats.
3. Thyroid Friendly
Brazil nuts are high in selenium, a trace mineral crucial for thyroid function. One 1 ounce serving offers 774% of the daily recommended value. The thyroid gland has the highest selenium content per gram of tissue in the body.
4. Hello, Beautiful Skin
Selenium, vitamin A and vitamin E act as powerful antioxidants for the skin. Luxurious Brazil nut oil is often used as an emulsifier for body creams and butters, and adds moisture to soaps, lip balms and massage oils.
5. Raw Brazil Nut Milk
Tired of plant-based milk from almonds, cashews and hemp seeds? Give Brazil nuts a shot; their buttery texture creates a milk that’s irresistibly creamy. A pinch of Himalayan salt and some vanilla bean enhance the deliciousness even further.
In Brazil, it’s illegal to cut down a Brazil nut tree. Reaching heights of 50 meters (160 ft), you can find them growing in some unusual places!
U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Selenium and the Thyroid Gland: More Good News for Clinicians” found here.
wikipedia.com, “Brazil Nut” found here.
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livestrong.com “What are the Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts? found here.
livestrong.com “Information About Brazil Nuts for Skincare” found here.