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])
Total Fat: 18.8g
*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.