Brazil nuts

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.

Preferences: No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Eggs, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Seeds, No Soy, No Dairy, No Poultry, No Molds, No Citrus, No Tubers, No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains,

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.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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