Description of Raw Brazil Nuts, Whole & Unsalted, 12 oz, NOW Foods
Brazil Nuts, also known as Para Nuts, are the seeds of a tropical
tree (Bertholletia excelsa) native to the Amazon River basin of South America.
Brazil nuts are unique in that they are the richest known food source of selenium,
an important mineral that's an effective antioxidant. It's estimated that eating
just one Brazil Nut a day would prevent selenium deficiency! Brazil Nuts are also
a good source of other minerals, including zinc and magnesium.
The FDA recently approved the following health claim for Brazil Nuts: "Scientific
evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most
nuts, such as Brazil Nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol,
may reduce the risk of heart disease."
Other Ingredients: 100% Brazil Nuts. (May contain other tree nuts and/or peanut
Serving Size: 1 oz.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from Fat 165
Total Fat 18.5 g 28%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 6%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
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