Brazil nuts

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Brazil nuts are the meaty, high fat hard shelled “seeds” found in nearly 100 foot tall Brazil nut trees. About 10-20 “nuts” are found in each big fruit.

A concentrated source of nutrients, a one ounce serving of Brazil nuts provides a hefty 767% of the RDI for the antioxidant mineral selenium. They are also an excellent source of magnesium and a good source of thaimin.

Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,419

Selecting and Storing Brazil nuts

Look for plump, crisp nuts. One pound of nuts in the shell will yield about 1 1/2 cups of nutmeats. Keep shelled Brazil nuts in the refrigerator as they tend to become rancid quickly. Store in a tightly sealed container or zip-seal bag to prevent them from absorbing food odors. Unshelled Brazil nuts can last for up to two months if kept in a cool, dry place.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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