Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

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Brazil Nut | Amazon Chestnut | Pará

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Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

Also known as Chestnut of Brazil, Chestnut of Pará or Brazil Nuts.

Ingredients: 100% Brazilian nuts of Maranhão (Bertholletia excelsa).

Our Brazil chestnut are free from chemical, physical or biological contaminants, as well as from genetically modified compounds.

Brazil nuts are a natural source of selenium, a mineral that the body can not produce on its own, so it must be obtained through diet. Selenium is essential for immune and thyroid function, potentiating the activity of antioxidants. Simply ingest 1 to 2 Maranhão nuts per day to get enough selenium at the recommended daily allowance.

In addition they are still a complete source of protein providing all the essential amino acids and it is also a good source fiber. It also contains an impressive fat profile composed mainly of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are extremely healthy for the heart and although they are rich in calories, the general density of nutrients makes Brazil nuts very satiating.

Nutrition Facts (Per 100 grams):

Calories - 656 Kcal
Total Fat - 66g
- Saturated Fats - 15g
- Polyunsaturated Fats - 21g
- Monounsaturated Fats - 25g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 3mg
Potassium - 659mg
Carbohydrates - 12g
- Food Fiber - 8g
- Sugar 2.3 g
Proteins - 14g
Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
Calcium - 160 mg
Iron - 2,4mg
Vitamin B6 - 0.1 mg
Magnesium - 376 mg

Other common names: Amazon Chestnut, Acorn-nut, Brazil nut, Amazon nut, Bolivian nut, tapi or tururi.

Allergens: May contain traces of peanut, sesame, glutin and sulfites.

See more at: www.wikipedia.org/Brazil-Nut

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