Brazil nuts are sustainably harvested from wild trees in the Amazon rainforest by indigenous communities, preserving the ecosystem and supporting locals. Thanks to their antioxidants, they have a longer shelf life than other nuts.
Brazil nuts offer several health benefits when consumed in moderation. They are an excellent source of selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties that supports immune function and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Additionally, the healthy fats present in Brazil nuts, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, promote heart health by lowering LDL cholesterol levels and increasing HDL cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Brazil nuts are also rich in antioxidants, such as selenium and vitamin E, which help neutralize free radicals, protecting cells from damage and potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases. Moreover, these nuts provide essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, supporting healthy bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
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