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Nuts, Brazil

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About This Food

Description

Brazil nuts are the meaty, high fat hard shelled “seeds” found in nearly 100 foot tall Brazil nut trees. About 10-20 “nuts” are found in each big fruit.

A concentrated source of nutrients, a one ounce serving of Brazil nuts provides a hefty 767% of the RDI for the antioxidant mineral selenium. They are also an excellent source of magnesium and a good source of thaimin.

Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,419

Selecting & Storing

Look for plump, crisp nuts. One pound of nuts in the shell will yield about 1 1/2 cups of nutmeats. Keep shelled Brazil nuts in the refrigerator as they tend to become rancid quickly. Store in a tightly sealed container or zip-seal bag to prevent them from absorbing food odors. Unshelled Brazil nuts can last for up to two months if kept in a cool, dry place.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Copper
  • Phosphorous
Good Source of
  • Thiamin
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)brazilnuts

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Calories: 184

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 575 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
18.6 g
Saturated Fat
4.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6.87 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
5.76 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
10 g
ALA
10 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
3.44 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.34 g
Sugars
0.65 g
Fiber
2.1 g
Protein
4.01 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.2 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.6 IU
5%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
6.16 mcg
2%
Niacin
0.08 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.01 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.17 mg
11%
Choline
8.06 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
44.8 mg
4%
Copper
0.49 mg
24%
Iron
0.68 mg
4%
Magnesium
105.28 mg
26%
Manganese
0.34 mg
17%
Phosphorous
203 mg
20%
Potassium
184.52 mg
5%
Selenium
536.76 mcg
767%
Sodium
0.84 mg
0%
Zinc
1.14 mg
8%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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