Life Story of the Brazil Nut
Native to South America, Brazil nuts are the seeds of the Brazil nut trees. Brazil nut trees can grow up to 160ft tall and have a trunk diameter of up to 6ft, making it one of the largest trees in the Amazon rainforests. These trees can also live to 500 years or more! Brazil nuts are formed inside the fruits of the trees. Each fruit contains 8 to 24 Brazil nuts.
The brazil nut is considered one of the healthiest nuts due to its high selenium content. Selenium is important for thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and infections.They are also found to substantially lower bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol.