Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts

The Brazil-Pará is very rich in selenium which is an excellent antioxidant that helps in cancer prevention and combating depression.
To get all the benefits of selenium that is the Brazil nut just eating a nut stop a day, it is not necessary to eat large quantities of food or it is mentioned it is very caloric. The Brazil nut calories are per 100 grams of food about de656.

Brazil nuts Benefits

The benefits of Brazil nuts are especially protect the body's cells due to the great amount of antioxidants as the mineral selenium that this fruit has. Other benefits of Brazil nuts can be:
  • Rejuvenate the skin;
  • Help in proper functioning of the nervous system;
  • To combat high cholesterol because it has a high content of unsaturated fat;
  • Promote heart health due to the presence of arginine and flavonoids.
Swallowing a Brazil nut unit per day is a great way to make supplementation in selenium, because 100 g of Brazil nuts have 4000 mcg of selenium.

Nutritional information of Brazil nuts

ComponentsAmount per 100 g
Power656 calories
Protein14 g
Fats66 g
Carbohydrate12 g
Fiber8 g
Vitamin A (retinol)7 mcg
Vitamin B11094 mcg
Vitamin B2118 mcg
Vitamin B37.8 mg
Vitamin C10.3 mg
Vitamin E7.1 mg
Selenium4000 mcg
Calcium160 mg
Magnesium376 mg

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