Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts grow on enormous trees in the South American rainforest and can live to be more than 500 years old. Brazil nut tree is native to the Guianas, Venezuela, Brazil, eastern Colombia, eastern Peru and eastern Bolivia. The nuts in fact have been a staple diet of Amazonians. Brazil nuts have a creamy texture, are a good source of magnesium and thiamine, and are unusually rich in selenium. Recent research suggests that proper selenium intake is correlated with a reduced risk of both breast cancer and prostate cancer. The saturated fat content of Brazil nuts is among the highest of all ..

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