What is Brazil’s nut?

The chestnut is originally from Brazil, Venezuela and Guayana. The tree, up to 50 meters high, likes heat and humidity and also grows in eastern Peru, Colombia and Bolivia. Surprisingly you can live from 500 to 1000 years.

The fruits of the high belelet were brought to Europe by the Spanish pirates. Thanks to commercial relations, they made themselves known in Russia. Although the nut is called chestnut from Brazil, Bolivia is the main exporter to foreign markets.

Its large fruits resemble a round box similar to a coconut, 15 to 25 cm in diameter and a weight of 2 to 3 kg. The nuts have fine skin and tasty pulp, such as the slices of a 5 cm orange.

Chemical composition

Nutritionists are attracted to Brazil’s nuts because they contain essential nutrients. The composition of 100 grams of the product includes vitamins

  • B1 0. 700 mg;
  • B2 0. 035 mg;
  • B5 185 mg;
  • B6100 mg;
  • B9 22 µg;
  • E 70 mg;
  • C 7 mg;
  • PP 300 mg.

Brazil’s nut is an important micronutrient warehouse for the human body:

  • The amount of the essential mineral selenium reaches 2, 000 µg;
  • Copper 1750 mg;
  • 650 mg potassium;
  • Zinc 4. 00 mg;
  • 750 mg phosphorus;
  • manganese 1, 200 mg;
  • calcium 160 mg;
  • 2. 5 mg iron; magnesium
  • Magnesium 370 mg.

The grain pulp is rich in Metionine. This amino acid, essential for the human being, normalizes the metabolism of lipids, helps restore the liver, kidneys. Participate in the metabolism of the fats, avoiding their deposit in the arteries.


Brazilian fruits are very caloric and nutritious. The caloric value is 660 kcal per 100 g of dry grains. This must be taken into account and consumed properly, so as not to gain excess weight. Nutritional value of 100 grams of nuts

  • Fats – 69. 0 g, which is equivalent to 598 kcal;
  • Proteins – 15. 0 g (57 kcal)
  • Carbohydrates – 5. 0 g (19 kcal);
  • Water – 4. 0 g
  • Cellulos e-8. 1 g; Carbohydrate s-5. 0 g; wate r-4. 0 g; fibe r-8. 1 g; ashe s-7. 5 g ;;
  • ashe s-3. 5 g.

Even a fruit will allow an adult spending a whole day without another food. People who consume 1-2 grains feel awake and with energy.

Useful properties

Its rich composition makes Brazil nut is very valuable to health. Healthy people are recommended to maintain mental acuity, strengthen immunity. The fruit is necessary in the diet of heavy physical work to restore energy.

The useful properties of Brazil’s nuts are due to the high content of flavonoids and arginine. These substances are involved in the formation of enzymes, hormones, proteins. They regulate blood clotting, prevent thrombosis.

The presence of a large amount of protein allows us to compensate part of the meat of nuts. Nuts are included in the diet of consumers worried about their health. Athletes use Brazil’s nuts to increase muscle mass. They are necessary for people with a lack of zinc.

For intestinal recovery

Bertoletia’s fruits are an irreplaceable part of the diet for intestinal recovery. They have a beneficial effect thanks to their high level of dietary fiber:

  • they stimulate the peristaltism of the handles;
  • They agglutinate and eliminate toxins of harmful food and drinks;
  • They improve the operation of the digestive system.

This property of dry fruit is especially important for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle. It is included in the diet of patients with chronic colitis and colon cancer.

A remedy against depression

Brazil’s nut has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. Group B vitamins and amino acids that are obtained from nuts, help eliminate lon g-term depression, deal with stress situations.

Improves intellectual activity. After its long-term use is irritability, psycho-emotional tension.

Against herpes

An important advantage of Brazil’s nuts is its ability to resist herpes virus. Those who consume small amounts of this unique product notice that have been fought from the reappearance of chronic infection.

Reduces cholesterol levels

Doctors recommend it for high blood cholesterol. Polynsaturated fatty acids, so rich in nuts, eliminate the harmful part of lipids from the blood. Thanks to them, vascular and cardiac health is favored.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 unsaturated acids of Brazil’s nuts prevent the deposition of atherosclerotic plates on the internal wall of arteries and veins. The development of atherosclerosis and the associated risk of myocardial infarction or stroke is delayed for a long time.

The nuts have a high content of monounsaturated fats, which decrease the low density fraction of the “bad” cholesterol. Oleic acid helps dissolve fat plates from blood vessels. Thus stops the progression of atherosclerosis.

Help in the fight against cancer.

New investigations have established the antitumor properties of the unique fruit of the Brazilian tree:

  • Nuts protect against colon cancer thanks to their high selenium content;
  • The presence of unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and vitamins stimulates ant i-cancer processes in the body.

The researchers published these findings in the Journal of Clinical Oncology of 2017. The encouraging results of the use of Brazil’s nuts have opened new paths in the fight against breast cancers, intestine, lung and prostate.

Improve skin health

Every year passing leaves its mark on our skin. In winter, he goes down for frosts and in summer is dry by the sun. Brazil’s nuts rejuvenate the skin, nails and hair. This effect is due to the high level of vitamin E in its composition. Tocoferol has a complex effect:

  • nourishes;
  • clean;
  • relieves irritation;
  • reduces inflammatory diseases of dermis;
  • Alisa orange skin cellulite.

Vitamin E antioxidant prevents the formation of free radicals. Thanks to her, Brazil’s nut prevents premature aging of all body tissues. Keep bright hair, strong nails and fresh skin.

Help lose excess weight.

Although the caloric value of Brazil’s nut is quite high, nutritionists recommend it for people fighting overweight. Its inclusion in the menu is due to the special composition of the fruit:

  • Almost all the fats they contain are unsaturated. They accelerate metabolism and contribute to the decomposition of saturated fatty acids.
  • The amino acid Metionine actively decomposes the harmful fats, avoiding its deposition in the hips and belly. It also normalizes the metabolism of lipids in the body.

On the basis of the Brazilian fruit developed by downloading nut diet to lose weight people. It is enough to eat a few seeds to eliminate the feeling of hunger. It allows to reduce the amount of caloric foods consumed.

Improve hormonal balance

When the hormonal balance is normal, a woman seems young and attractive. After all, the appearance depends on the level of estrogen in the blood. They make the skin look fresh, lush hair and strong bones and teeth.

At 50, ovarian function declines and hormonal levels descend. When menopause arrive, vascular and cardiac diseases appear. Blood voltage increases and depression appears. Atherosclerosis, cause of stroke and heart attacks, is quickly approaching.

The richest fruit in these substances is the nut in Brazil. This fruit normalizes the production of all essential hormones. They prevent the development of cancer and vascular diseases, increase immunity. Use nuts is recommended for all women at the beginning of the first signs of menopause.

Strengthen the health of bones and teeth

The main component of bones and teeth is calcium. Prolonged lack leads to the development of osteochondrosis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. The joints begin to hurt and the teeth to crumble.

To maintain healthy bones, it is essential that the organism obtains calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and copper. All this is present in the pulp of the nuts in Brazil as if it were requested. In addition, selenium stimulates the production of female hormones that strengthen bones and teeth.

Alzheimer’s disease treatment

This disease affects the brain of the elderly to such an extent that they cannot even remember their own names, or recognize their loved ones. The investigations of American scientists have shown that Brazil’s nuts are good for this type of degenerative diseases.

Unsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids of its composition reduce the development of dementia and improve memory. Specialists recommend that these patients consume small doses of nuts.

Covers the lack of selenium

The fruit of the Brazilian tree is especially rich in the Oligoemento Selenio. To him are associated with the main therapeutic properties of the nut:

  • Heals breast, intestinal and prostate cancer;
  • reinforces the immune system
  • prevents the appearance of early menopause;
  • eliminates infertility
  • normalizes the hormonal background;
  • Improves memory.

Selenium is known as a micronutrient for longevity. It maintains the health of the heart, the blood vessels, postponing the aging of the organism. It keeps young skin, hair and nails young and healthy.

How to choose and store

In the Russian market, Brazilian fruits arrive completely peeled. Sometimes you can find roasted or salty grains.

It is recommended to choose only smooth brown nuts and pleasant smell. They must be fleshy and heavy. When bite them, a crunch is heard. Specialists advise to buy packaged nuts. The grains protect themselves from emptiness oxidation.

Cáscara grains can be kept for a long time. Peeled nuts are well preserved for six months in the refrigerator in a glass jar with lid. The fruits in the cellophane bag only last for a month. The grated product will not last more than 3 weeks, after which it will produce oil that is broken quickly.

In the freezer, the seeds can be kept up to one year. At room temperature they spoil rapidly due to the large amount of oil.

How and how quantity consume

Nutritionists recommend consuming walnuts from raw Brazil, without skin, no more than 20 grams per day. After toasting them they lose part of their health benefits. Polynsaturated fatty acids break down during thermal processing. Important: In the EU it is forbidden to eat nuts without peel. Fine skin contains ahetoxins that cause liver cancer.

How many Brazil nuts eat a day

Professionals recommend 1-2 nuts per day for a balanced diet. This amount totally covers the daily ration of vitamins and micronutrients.

Soak the Brazil nuts before eating them

There is an opinion that nuts should be removed before eating them. This is because they contain phytic acid. The plant needs it to avoid germination.

But the human body does not metabolize it. In addition, it binds to minerals and prevents the absorption of iron, zinc, magnesium and calcium. In addition, the digestive system irritates. Reducing acid content is not difficult:

  1. Place the nuts in Brazil on a glass plate, fill it with warm water with salt. Put 1 teaspoon of salt of the Himalayas or sea salt in a glass of liquid.
  2. Cover the container with a cotton cloth.

The soaking process lasts from 3 to 6 hours. The most convenient thing is to leave the fruit all night to eat it in the morning.


Brazil’s nuts are unique for their content in minerals, healthy fats and selenium. It is essential for healthy people, athletes and pregnant women. The nut is especially appreciated by men who want to impress ladies with their sexual potential. For nuts to do well and do not harm, remember not to overcome the recommended dose.

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