The Brazil Nut is a nutrient dense nut that comes from the Brazil tree in South America. Brazil nuts are one of the healthiest nuts due to their high content of selenium levels. Selenium is an essential mineral which must be obtained through diet. It is found in water and some foods. Selenium has been scientifically proven to act as a powerful antioxidant, reduce the risks of certain cancers, may protect against heart disease, mental health decline prevention ,is important for thyroid help, helps prevent asthma, boots the immune system and assists in healthy skin and hair.
Brazil nuts are best consumed in small quantities, recommended daily intake for adults is 55 micro grams, and can be eaten whole or taken as a supplement. Eating too many brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity which can be toxic and fatal.