BRAZIL NUTS- BENEFITS AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE

BRAZIL-NUTSBrazil nuts are the seeds of Bertholletia excelsa, a large tree that is grown in various parts of world, not just Brazil. The brazil nuts, in groups of 12 to 25 much like the sections of an orange, form the globular fruit of the tree.

BENEFITS OF BRAZIL NUTS

Brazil nut oil, obtained from these nuts, has many traditional medicinal applications as emollient and massage therapy.

It has clear yellow color with a pleasant, sweet smell and taste. Its emollient property helps to keep skin well protected from dryness

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Brazil nuts are high in calories, contains good quantities of vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals. The nuts in-fact have been staple diet of Amazonian.

 

BRAZIL NUTS AND Weight Loss
Finally, Brazil nuts can be included in your beauty routine to help you lose weight. As stated above, Brazil nuts contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to be beneficial to dieters due to satiating effect that they appear to have.

Eating these nuts makes you feel full, preventing overeating between meals and therefore limiting potential weight gain.

 

BRAZIL NUTS AND Shiny Hair

One of the biggest beauty treatments that women around the world spend their money on is conditioners for their hair. Everyone wants long, shiny, silky hair. But what if there was a way to make your hair look great without spending tons of money on shampoos, conditioners, and spa treatments ?

Research has found that the best way to get great looking hair is by eating a diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish, oils, and nuts such as the Brazil nut.

For best results, try eating a few of these nuts each day. After a week or two, you should begin to notice definite improvements in the quality of your hair. In addition, there are several companies that are now beginning to create shampoos, conditioners, and oil treatments made from Brazil nuts.

These products typically contain the oil of the nut, which has the majority of the fatty acids. While research on these products is still pending, preliminary studies suggest that they are, in fact, beneficial.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BRAZIL NUT

 

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,743 kJ (656 kcal)
Carbohydrates 12.27 g
- Starch 0.25 g
- Sugars 2.33 g
- Dietary fiber 7.5 g
Fat 66.43 g
- saturated 15.137 g
- monounsaturated 24.548 g
- polyunsaturated 20.577 g
Protein 14.32 g
- Tryptophan 0.141 g
- Threonine 0.362 g
- Isoleucine 0.516 g
- Leucine 1.155 g
- Lysine 0.492 g
- Methionine 1.008 g
- Cystine 0.367 g
- Phenylalanine 0.630 g
- Tyrosine 0.420 g
- Valine 0.756 g
- Arginine 2.148 g
- Histidine 0.386 g
- Alanine 0.577 g
- Aspartic acid 1.346 g
- Glutamic acid 3.147 g
- Glycine 0.718 g
- Proline 0.657 g
- Serine 0.683 g
Water 3.48 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.617 mg (54%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.035 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.295 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.101 mg (8%)
Folate (vit. B9) 22 ?g (6%)
Vitamin C 0.7 mg (1%)
Vitamin E 5.73 mg (38%)
Calcium 160 mg (16%)
Iron 2.43 mg (19%)
Magnesium 376 mg (106%)
Manganese 1.223 mg (58%)
Phosphorus 725 mg (104%)
Potassium 659 mg (14%)
Sodium 3 mg (0%)
Zinc 4.06 mg (43%)
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
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