Brazil nuts benefits
What are Brazil nuts good for?
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BRAZIL NUTS
Benefits of Brazil nuts
They can be taken raw or cooked in recipes.
They are crispy, but, when chewed, they have a very creamy, pleasant texture and mild flavor reminiscent of raw almonds.
What do Brazil nuts have?
The nutritional value of nuts Brazil stands out for its contribution to:
Consuming foods rich in omega 6 will help preserve the health of the heart and arteries and constitute a good preventive against hypertension.
Lecithin also helps to keep cholesterol under control.
Brazil nuts, for its antioxidant properties help to avoid problems of poor circulation
Brazil nuts with brown skin are richer in antioxidants than peeled because the skin has more flavonoids, such as quercetin, gallic acid, gallocatechin, protocatechuic acid, catechin, vanillic acid, taxifolin, myricetin and ellagic acid.
Main minerals and vitamins of Brazil nuts
Do Brazil nuts contain a lot of protein?
Approximately, 5-6 Brazil nuts weigh 20g., Equivalent to one serving.
In some publications it has been speculated about the high protein content of Brazil nuts, and in several sources it can be read that a handful of Brazil nuts has as much protein as an egg.
This statement is FALSE Brazil nuts are rich in protein if you look at the proportion per 100g. But usually this amount of food is not ingested.
A serving (20 g.) of Brazil nuts contains 3 grams of protein, while an egg would provide 10 grams. (In addition, egg protein is of higher quality than vegetable protein)
Brazil nuts are rich in amino acids methionine and cystine, which are deficient in legumes. In vegetarian diets, with a combination of proteins from nuts and seeds with lentils, chickpeas, beans, or other legumes, a complete vegetable protein is achieved.
Whom are Brazil nuts recommended for?
Brazil nuts are recommended as food for:
Brazil nuts and responsible consumption
Consumption of local and seasonal food is always recommended. Outside their home country, Brazil nuts are an exquisite and exclusive product, which is not usually eaten too often.
Consuming products that are not local, besides not being green (for waste of energy used in transport), makes the product more expensive and makes it difficult for local people to have access to it.
In that sense, Brazil nuts are a staple in the diet of indigenous peoples of the Amazon. For this reason, responsible consumption of this food is recommended.
Composition of Brazil nuts
The following table shows the composition of Brazil nuts per 100 grams per serving:
Legend: = Indicates that this is a food rich in this nutrient
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.