Organic Brazil Nuts

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Description

Organic Brazil Nuts are high in selenium.

Organic Brazil Nuts are a favourite for so many nut lovers.  They are plump, crunchy and seriously tasty. The Brazil nut tree grows to over 160 feet and can live for more than 500 years.  The fruit is the size of a baseball and contains 10-20 nuts arranged inside it.  When it falls it gets up to speeds of 50mph so you wouldn’t want to hang around to catch one!

Just one Brazil gives you 130% of your daily RDA of selenium.  Selenium is not that abundant in many foods and it contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function and the maintenance of normal nails and hair.  Additionally selenium protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.

The success of the yearly brazil nut harvest can vary greatly depending on the seasonal rain and droughts can have a big impact.  The coveted brazil nut is foraged by hand in remote areas of the Amazon Rainforest and the foragers have to reach these places by boat.  This makes the brazil nut even more special and gives us another good reason to protect the rainforests.

If you want to try these brazil nuts in a mix try our Organic Deluxe Mixed Nuts.

Origin: Bolivia

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Brazil Nuts are high in Protein, Fibre, Copper and Selenium (per 5g serving – 1 nut)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(1 nut – 5g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 2747kj/656kcal 137kj/32.8kcal 1.64%
Fat 66.4g 3.32g 4.74%
of which saturates 15.1g 0.75g 3.75%
Carbohydrate 12.3g 0.62g 0.23%
of which sugars 2.3g 0.46g 0.51%
Fibre 7.5g 0.38g
Protein 14.3g 0.72g 1.44%
Salt 3.0mg 0.15mg
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(1 nut – 5g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.60mg 0.03mg 2.72%
Vitamin E 5.70mg 0.28mg 2.33%
Calcium 160mg 8mg 1%
Magnesium 376mg 18.8mg 5.01%
Potassium 659mg 32.95mg 1.65%
Phosphorus 725mg 36.25mg 5.18%
Manganese 1.20mg 0.06mg 3%
Zinc 4.10mg 0.21mg 2.1%
Copper 1.70mg 0.85mg 85%
Selenium 1917mcg 95.9mcg 174%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Snack on these fresh to get the most of their flavour and crunch.
  2. If you enjoy walking these make great energy food!