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Organic Raw Brazil Nuts
Item Code: 6660

Brazil nuts are said to be like macadamia nuts. They can be used in cooking instead of coconuts or macadamia nuts, due to their similarity. There are many health benefits of Brazil nuts, because of their high selenium, magnesium and thiamine content. The flavonoids present in these nuts combat against development of cancer. Selenium present in Brazil nuts prevents cellular damage caused by free radicals in the body. Read on dry fruits: sources of energy.

Brazil Nuts Nutritional Facts
Brazil nuts are dried fruits with high nutritional value. Below mentioned are the nutritional facts of Brazil nuts.
•A 100 grams of Brazil nuts are of 687 calories approximately, out of which the total fat content is 68 grams or 69 percent. The highest fat percentage is of mono-saturated fat which is a heart healthy fat. These nuts are, however, said to be relatively fattening than other nuts and therefore, should be consumed in control.
•Brazil nuts health benefits are known to the world, due to the fact that the nuts are the richest source of the mineral selenium. Just an ounce of Brazil nuts contains 544 mcg. Selenium is not itself an antioxidant but works with vitamin E and is also a part of antioxidant enzymes - glutathione and glutathione peroxidase.
•Medical research has proved that selenium in Brazil nuts aids in protection from heart disease. This powerful mineral is found in the soil in which these trees are grown. People who live in such areas are hence known to have lower cases of heart disease. Selenium activates the enzymes that help in the detoxification of the rancid fat present in the membranes. Blood clotting can be prevented if a considerable amount of selenium is consumed.
•Selenium found in Brazil nuts is also effective in reducing the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer and other cancers. It also helps to maintain the proper functioning of the thyroid and is good for building the immune system.
•A lot of common protein food that we consume does not contain an important amino acid called Methionine, which is present only in Brazil nuts. Methionine is essential in fighting against chronic illnesses and premature aging.
•Brazil nuts also contain healthy minerals like calcium, manganese, phosphorous, copper, potassium, zinc and iron. They also contain some amount of the essential omega 6 fatty acid.
•Like walnuts, almonds and cashews, Brazil nuts are high in protein, fiber and vitamins. Vegetarians should make it a point to include Brazil nuts in their diet, as an added source of protein.
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