Brazil Nuts

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are a good source of many hard-to-find minerals and are extremely high in the trace mineral selenium. Eating just a few of these nuts on a daily basis, or eating large quantities at one time, can lead to selenium toxicity, so use them sparingly.

Store Brazil nuts in an airtight container in a dark cabinet or the refrigerator. Brazil nuts should be kept in temperatures cooler than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serving size: 28 g (6 nuts)
Region: South America


Calcium 45.2 mg 4%
Copper 0.5 mg 25%
Manganese 0.3 mg 10%
Phosphorous 205 mg 17%
Protein/Amino Acids 4 g 8%
Selenium 542 mcg 774% Because Brazil nuts are so high in selenium, eating too many at one time, or eating just a few nuts daily, for a prolonged period of time, can lead to selenium poisoning.
Vitamin B1/Thiamin 0.2 mg 13%
Vitamin E 1.6 mg 16%
Zinc 1.1 mg 7%