Brazil Nut

"Brazil Nuts are High in Selenium"

1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release April, 2018.
2. Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made

Brazil nuts are full of goodness. They are a high in fiber, vitamin E, thiamin and minerals such as selenium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. Brazil nuts are also a source of calcium and iron (1,2).
 

Due to their high selenium and vitamin E content they may help protect cell oxidation, a factor which causes many age-related diseases (1,2,3).
 

In fact, Brazil nuts have got more selenium than any other food on the planet! Just one Brazil nut contains around 96 micrograms of selenium, that’s more than the recommended daily amount of 55 micrograms per day (4).

Nutrient Units Value per 100gr Value per 28gr, 1 oz (1 handful)
Proximates      
Water g 3.42 0.97
Energy kcal 659 187
Energy kJ 2757 782
Nutrient Units Value per 100gr Value per 28gr, 1 oz (1 handful)
Proximates      
Water g 3.42 0.97
Energy kcal 659 187
Energy kJ 2757 782
Protein  g 14.32 4.06
Total lipid (fat)  g 67.10 19.02
Ash  g 3.43 0.97
Carbohydrate, by difference g 11.74 3.33
Fiber, total dietary  g 7.5 2.1
Sugars, total  g 2.33 0.66
Sucrose  g 2.33 0.66
Glucose (dextrose) g 0.00 0.00
Fructose  g 0.00 0.00
Lactose  g 0.00 0.00
Maltose  g 0.00 0.00
Galactose  g 0.00 0.00
Starch  g 0.25 0.07
Minerals      
Calcium, Ca  mg 160 45
Iron, Fe  mg 2.43 0.69
Magnesium, Mg  mg 376 107
Phosphorus, P  mg 725 206
Potassium, K  mg 659 187
Sodium, Na  mg 3 1
Zinc, Zn  mg 4.06 1.15
Copper, Cu  mg 1.743 0.494
Manganese, Mn  mg 1.223 0.347
Selenium, Se  µg 1917.0 543.5
Vitamins      
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid  mg 0.7 0.2
Thiamin  mg 0.617 0.175
Riboflavin  mg 0.035 0.010
Niacin  mg 0.295 0.084
Pantothenic acid  mg 0.184 0.052
Vitamin B-6  mg 0.101 0.029
Folate, total  µg 22 6
Folic acid µg 0.0 0.0
Folate, food µg 22 6
Folate, DFE µg 22 6
Choline, total  mg 28.8 8.2
Betaine  mg 0.4 0.1
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 0.00
Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE  µg 0.0 0.0
Retinol µg 0.0 0.0
Carotene, beta  µg 0.0 0.0
Carotene, alpha  µg 0.0 0.0
Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0.0 0.0
Vitamin A, IU  IU 0.0 0.0
Lycopene  µg 0.0 0.0
Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0.0 0.0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)  mg 5.65 1.60
Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 0.00
Tocopherol, beta  mg 0.01 0.00
Tocopherol, gamma mg 9.56 2.71
Tocopherol, delta  mg 0.63 0.18
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0.0 0.0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)  µg 0.0 0.0
Lipids      
Fatty acids, total saturated g 16.134 4.574
8:0 g 0.000 0.000
4:0 g 0.000 0.000
10:0 g 0.000 0.000
14:0 g 0.046 0.013
12:0 g 0.000 0.000
6:0 g 0.000 0.000
15:0 g 0.000 0.000
16:0 g 9.626 2.729
17:0 g 0.041 0.012
18:0 g 6.244 1.770
20:0 g 0.167 0.047
22:0 g 0.010 0.003
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 23.879 6.770
15:1  g 0.000 0.000
24:0 g 0.000 0.000
14:1  g 0.000 0.000
17:1  g 0.045 0.013
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.214 0.061
18:1 undifferentiated g 23.594 6.689
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 24.399 6.917
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
20:1  g 0.027 0.008
18:3 n-6 c,c,c  g 0.018 0.005
18:2 undifferentiated g 24.363 6.907
18:04 g 0.000 0.000
18:2 n-6 c,c  g 23.859 6.764
20:2 n-6 c,c g 0.000 0.000
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.036 0.010
18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) g 0.018 0.005
20:3 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 0.000
Stigmasterol  mg 6 2
Cholesterol mg 0.0 0.0
Beta-sitosterol  mg 64 18
Campesterol  mg 2 1
Amino Acids      
Tryptophan  g 0.135 0.038
Threonine  g 0.365 0.103
Isoleucine  g 0.518 0.147
Leucine  g 1.190 0.337
Lysine  g 0.490 0.139
Methionine  g 1.124 0.319
Cystine  g 0.306 0.087
Phenylalanine  g 0.639 0.181
Tyrosine  g 0.416 0.118
Valine  g 0.760 0.215
Arginine  g 2.140 0.607
Histidine  g 0.409 0.116
Alanine  g 0.609 0.173
Aspartic acid  g 1.325 0.376
Glutamic acid  g 3.190 0.904
Glycine  g 0.733 0.208
Proline  g 0.706 0.200
Serine  g 0.676 0.192
Others      
Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 0.0
Caffeine mg 0.0 0.0
Theobromine mg 0.0 0.0
Source: National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release April, 2018, NDB No: 12078
g = gram mg = milligram mcg = microgram IU = International Unit
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