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Nutrition from the Amazon Rainforest
Boasting a sweet, nutty flavor, Brazil nuts make for a great snack and can be used in baking and cooking. Their distinct and popular flavor can only be matched by their impressive nutritional profile.
Like most nuts, Brazil nuts are jam-packed with protein and fiber, but are also a great source of omega-6’s, calcium, iron and other minerals. In particular, Brazil nuts are one of the best nutritional sources of selenium, a beneficial antioxidant.
Deep within the Amazon Rainforest, the Brazil nut tree thrives. This precious tree is one of the largest in the rainforest and can live over 500 years, with some reaching a whopping 1,000 years old! A treasured tree throughout South America, it is illegal to cut them down, and as such these trees can also be found scattered throughout commercial and residential areas.