Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Q. When is it ok to stand on a table?A. When you are this cute!

Ok, back to Brazil nuts - Rexi is always right -they are very good for you - although a little high on the fat content.

  • They are an excellent source of Selenium and a good source of Magnesium and Thiamine.
  • The Brazil nut is a actually a seed.
  • The Brazil nut is popular with the health & beauty industries, since its high selenium content (about 2,500 times the amount found in other nuts)
  • It is a powerful antioxidant which has been found to slow the aging process, stimulate the immune system and protect against heart disease and certain forms of cancer.
  • Brazil nut oil is frequently found in shampoos, conditioners, soaps and skin lotions.
  • Like all nuts, Brazil nuts are an excellent source of protein and fiber, and are a popular source of nutrition and minerals with vegetarians.
  • Brazil nuts are high in minerals including zinc and magnesium, and contain useful amounts of phosphorous, copper and iron.

Nutritional Information for Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts (un-blanched), 6-8 kernels (1 oz. [28g])
Calories: 186
Protein: 4.0g
Carbohydrate: 3.6g
Total Fat: 18.8g
Fibre: 1.5g
*Excellent source of: Selenium (839mcg)
*Good source of: Magnesium (63.8mg), and Thiamine (0.28mg)

Source: from the interweb!
Pics from Rob's Prosecco birthday party.

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