Brazil nuts are grown from a Brazil nut tree predominately in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia. Brazil nut trees have the capacity to grow up to 200 feet tall and have a lifespan of approximately 700 years! Each tree grows up to 300 pods per season. These pods are fruit shells (about the size of a large grapefruit: See Image Below) and they contain the actual Brazil nuts inside of them. There are usually between 15 and 25 Brazil nuts contained inside each pod. Each of these nuts inside the pods are encased within its own individual 3-sided shell which is a very thick dark-brown color. The actual edible nut contained within this thick dark-brown shell has a white meat or flesh appearance.
Brazil nuts are the #1 plant source of the mineral selenium. Selenium is one of the most important minerals as well as the most common mineral that people are deficient in. Brazil nuts have approximately 2,500 times more selenium than any other nut on the planet! Just two Brazil nuts per day is all you need to take advantage of this anti-cancer mineral. Aside from its high selenium mineral content, Brazil nuts are also a great source of copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin E and the B-complex vitamins.
Brazil nuts contain every single amino acid which makes it a complete protein food to help fight fat and build muscle and strength. They also contain heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), which at 9 calories per gram, help to curb cravings and prevent binge eating. Brazil nuts also protect the body from various infections and disease, have liver-supporting and tissue repair properties and are a great source of antioxidants. Brazil nuts are sold with or without the shell, as a powder or as an oil which is commonly used to condition skin and hair.
Brazil Nut Facts, Benefits & More!
» Grown from a Brazil nut tree predominately in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador & Colombia.
» The Brazil nut tree has the capacity to grow up to 200 feet tall and has a lifespan of approximately 700 years!
» Are the #1 plant source of the mineral selenium.
» Exhibits approximately 2,500 times more selenium than any other nut!
» Protects the body from infections & disease.
» Has male fertility benefits.
» A supreme strength & muscle builder.
» A great healthy & nutritious portable snack to help curb cravings.
» Contains liver-supporting properties.
» A great source of copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin E & B-complex vitamins.
» Contains every single amino acid (the building blocks of protein).
» A complete protein food!
» Have tissue repair properties.
» Sweeter and less dense than conventionally roasted nuts which lack nutritional value. This is because the nutrients have been removed through the roasting process. By not roasting Brazil nuts it ensures that all of the enzymes are kept intact which provides you with far greater health benefits by being in its natural form.
» Are a great fat fighter!
» Great for skin and hair.
» Just two Brazil nuts per day is all you need to fend off cancer.
» With 9 calories per gram, Brazil Nuts provide your body with a source of healthy fats & protein which both curb hunger & prevent binge eating later on.