Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Improves hair, skin and nails
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of heart disease
Promotes heart health

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup whole; Calories: 872; Fat: 88g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 4mg; Carbs: 16g; Fiber: 10g; Sugars: 3.1g; Protein: 19g; Potassium: 25%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 1%DV; Calcium: 21%DV; Iron: 17%DV

Did You Know?

  • Brazil nuts are high in calories, contains good quantities of vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals
  • Each mature tree bears up to 300 fruit pods in a season and internally, each fruit contains 10-25 seeds arranged in orange-like segments
  • Brazil nuts contain very good levels of other minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Roasted
  • As a paste (like peanut butter)

Farming Trivia:

  • Brazil nut trees are found in the non-flooded forest regions of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru
  • Brazil nut oil has many traditional medicinal applications as emollient and massage therapy

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.