A Special Nut With Surprising Health Boosting Characteristics…

  September 18, 2011  |    Blog

By now most of us have heard that nuts are good for us and contain healthy fats like poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids, but we’ve noticed that our clients seem to overlook a less common nut that’s a good source of anti-oxidants and minerals as well.

Brazil nuts contain a high amount of selenium, so much that only 1-2 nuts a day provides you with all your recommended daily allowance! These nutrient boosting nuts actually contain the highest naturally found source of selenium! Getting enough selenium in your diet is important since it helps to keep your immune system healthy and fights aging and disease.

We like adding Brazil nuts to our trail mix or sprinkling it ground on top of our salads and oatmeal.

So how will you try to add Brazil nuts into your diet?

Minerals in 1 kernel (5g) of Brazil Nuts
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Calcium 8.0 mg 1%
Iron 0.1 mg 1%
Magnesium 18.8 mg 5%
Phosphorus 36.3 mg 4%
Potassium 32.9 mg 1%
Sodium 0.2 mg 0%
Zinc 0.2 mg 1%
Copper 0.1 mg 4%
Manganese 0.1 mg 3%
Selenium 95.9 mcg 137%
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