Brazil nuts are tree nuts native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. We get ours from Peru. Their smooth, buttery texture and nutty flavor are typically enjoyed raw or blanched. With about 187 calories for 6 pieces, these nuts are energy dense, highly nutritious, and one of the most concentrated dietary sources of the mineral selenium.
- Packed with nutrients, they are rich in selenium, have higher concentrations of magnesium, copper, and zinc than most other nuts and are an excellent source of healthy fats. In fact, 36% of the fats in Brazil nuts are 37% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Supports thyroid function
- May reduce inflammation
- Good for your heart & brain