Brazil nuts A complete guide

Brazil nuts A complete guide

Posted 2017-09-04 by noshnoshfollow
Did you know Bolivia is actually the world's largest producer of Brazil nuts? You could be forgiven for thinking otherwise!

These large, decadent, creamy nuts (although technically a seed) aren't always a staple in the average person's diet, but with their nutritional profile, they definitely deserve to be.

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Health benefits
  • Rich source of selenium, encouraging healthy reproductive processes.
  • Good source of magnesium, boosting nutrient uptake in the digestive system.
  • Good source of phosphorus, required to release energy from food.
  • Good source of zinc, helping protect against acne and skin blemishes.
  • Good source of calcium, strengthening teeth and bones.

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    How to enjoy
  • Simply grab a handful for a raw snack on the go.
  • Enjoy sprinkled over porridge, granola or muesli.
  • Roughly chop and add to cake, biscuit, slice or energy ball batters.
  • Blend into fresh fruit and/or vegetable smoothies, or with water to make homemade nut milk.
  • Process and add to veggie burger or nut roast mixtures.

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    As one of the highest fat nuts, Brazils are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge (for up to 6 months), or freezer (for up to a year), to prevent rancidity.

    Are you a fan of brazil nuts? Share your favourite ideas and recipes in the comments section.


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