Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts

Protection Against Aging

Brazil nuts are high in both Selenium and vitamin E, which may help protect against age related diseases. (1,2,3)

Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Thanks to their heart-healthy polyunsaturated fatty acid profile, high fibre and mineral rich content, Brazil nuts may help reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels (known as ‘bad cholesterol’).

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Hair and Nail Health

The Brazil nuts' high selenium content may also contribute to maintenance of normal hair and nails. In fact, the Brazil nut has more selenium than any other food on the planet!

5 make up your daily allowance

(although we recommend no more that one per day due to the high selenium content)

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NUTRIENTS OF Brazil nuts

per 28 g. 1 oz, 1 handful (rda).

Energy

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FAT

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CARBOHYDRATE

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Sugars

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Fiber

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Protein

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Salt

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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 on foods.
3.Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012.
4.National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/
5. Cindy Davis (2013) A Single Consumption of High Amounts of the Brazil Nuts Improves Lipid Profile of Healthy Volunteers. 653185 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/653185

Nutrient Units Value per 100 g Value per 28 g, 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
0.00
0.25
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
0.00
0.00
Retinol
µg
0.0
0.0
Carotene, beta
µg
0.0
0.0
Carotene, alpha
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

4:0
g
0.000
0.000
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
16.134
4.574
6:0
g
0.000
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0.000
14:1
g
0.000
0.000
17:0
g
0.041
0.012
12:0
g
0.000
0.000
14:0
g
6.244
0.046
15:1
g
6.244
0.000
13:0
g
0
0
18:0
g
6.244
1.770
15:0
g
0.000
0.000
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.214
0.061
20:0
g
0.167
0.047
22:0
g
0.010
0.003
16:0
g
9.626
2.729
18:1 undifferentiated
g
23.594
6.689
18:1 c
g
0
0
16:1 c
g
0
18:2 n-6 c,c
g
23.859
6.764
16:1 t
g
0
18:1 t
g
0
0
24:0
g
0.000
0.000
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
23.879
6.770
20:1
g
0.027
18:2 CLAs
g
0
0
17:1
g
0.045
0.013
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0.000
18:2 t not further defined
g
0
0
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.010
24:1 c
g
0
0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
24.399
6.917
18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA)
g
18:3 n-6 c,c,c
g
0.018
0.005
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.018
0.005
18:4
g
0.000
0.000
20:2 n-6 c,c
g
0.000
0.000
20:3 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
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
Fatty acids, total trans
g
0
0
Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic
g
0
0
Cholesterol
mg
0.0
0.0
Stigmasterol
mg
6
2
Campesterol
mg
3
3
Beta-sitosterol
mg
64
18

Amino Acids

Tryptophan
g
0.135
0.038
Threonine
g
0.365
0.103
Isoleucine
g
0.518
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 2 3
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