Brazil nuts come from wild trees rather than plantations. Native to the Amazon forest, they have been a staple diet of Amazonians. Brazil nut oil is used in aromatherapy as well as the cosmetic industry. It is also used as a lubricant in clocks.
- 1-2 Brazil nuts a day provide enough selenium to help prevent liver cirrhosis
- good source of copper, which prevents anemia and bone weakness
- a good food to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- gluten free, a good snack choice for someone with celiac disease