Brazil nut trees are conspicuous in the non-flooded forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, indeed Amazon’s dense forest holds some of the unique plant species like Brazil nuts, that can be found nowhere else on the planet earth. Native Amazonians cherished these delicious nuts since ages, which provided them much-needed protein, fats, and other essential nutrients.
Health benefits: Brazil nuts are high in calories, contain good quantities of vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals. Its kernels, in-fact, have been staple energy sources of native Amazonians even today. Their high caloric content chiefly comes from their fats that helps lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. Brazil nuts are also good source of vitamine E and a lot of minerals, specially selenium that provide you protection from coronary artery disease, liver cirrhosis and cancers.