Brazilnuts Nutrition Facts

The Nutritional Value of Brazilnuts

– dried, unblanched –
From Wikipedia: “Recent research suggests that proper selenium intake is correlated with a reduced risk of both breast cancer and prostate cancer. This has led some health commentators and nutritionists to recommend the consumption of Brazil nuts as a protective measure. These findings are inconclusive, however; other investigations into the effects of selenium on prostate cancer were inconclusive.

Brazil nuts have one of the highest concentrations of phytic acid at 2 to 6% of dry weight. (Phytic acid can prevent absorption of some nutrients, mainly iron, but is also a subject of research and possibly confers health benefits.)

Despite the possible health benefits of the nut, the European Union has imposed strict regulations on the import from Brazil of Brazil nuts in their shells, as the shells have been found to contain high levels of aflatoxins, which can lead to liver cancer.”

Refuse: 49% (Shells)
Scientific Name: Bertholletia excelsa
NDB No: 12078 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

 

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
3.48
9
0.170
Energy
kcal
656
0
0.000
Energy
kJ
2743
0
0.000
Protein
g
14.32
7
0.146
Total lipid (fat)
g
66.43
7
0.237
Ash
g
3.51
7
0.033
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
12.27
0
0.000
Fiber, total dietary
g
7.5
3
0.232
Sugars, total
g
2.33
7
0.078
Sucrose
g
2.33
7
0.078
Glucose (dextrose)
g
0.00
7
0.000
Fructose
g
0.00
7
0.000
Lactose
g
0.00
7
0.000
Maltose
g
0.00
7
0.000
Galactose
g
0.00
7
0.000
Starch
g
0.25
7
0.000
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
160
7
5.660
Iron, Fe
mg
2.43
7
0.030
Magnesium, Mg
mg
376
7
3.746
Phosphorus, P
mg
725
7
5.614
Potassium, K
mg
659
7
8.853
Sodium, Na
mg
3
7
0.252
Zinc, Zn
mg
4.06
7
0.043
Copper, Cu
mg
1.743
7
0.021
Manganese, Mn
mg
1.223
7
0.052
Selenium, Se
mcg
1917.0
15
231.798
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.7
3
0.000
Thiamin
mg
0.617
7
0.053
Riboflavin
mg
0.035
7
0.001
Niacin
mg
0.295
7
0.019
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.184
7
0.012
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.101
7
0.004
Folate, total
mcg
22
4
2.316
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0.000
Folate, food
mcg
22
4
2.316
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
22
0
0.000
Choline, total
mg
28.8
0
0.000
Betaine
mg
0.4
2
0.000
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
1
0.000
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0.000
Carotene, beta
mcg
0
1
0.000
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
1
0.000
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
1
0.000
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
1
0.000
Lycopene
mcg
0
1
0.000
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
1
0.000
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
5.73
6
1.540
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0.000
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.00
6
0.000
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
7.87
6
2.148
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.77
6
0.657
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
0.000
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.0
7
0.000
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
15.137
0
0.000
4:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
3
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
3
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
3
0.000
14:0
g
0.052
3
0.000
15:0
g
0.000
3
0.000
16:0
g
9.085
3
0.200
17:0
g
0.047
3
0.012
18:0
g
5.794
3
0.145
20:0
g
0.160
3
0.007
22:0
g
0.000
3
0.000
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
24.548
0
0.000
14:1
g
0.000
3
0.000
15:1
g
0.000
3
0.000
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.229
3
0.004
17:1
g
0.044
3
0.009
18:1 undifferentiated
g
24.223
3
0.835
20:1
g
0.052
3
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
20.577
0
0.000
18:2 undifferentiated
g
20.543
3
0.492
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.035
0
0.000
18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA)
g
0.017
3
0.000
18:3 n-6 c,c,c
g
0.017
3
0.000
18:4
g
0.000
0
0.000
20:2 n-6 c,c
g
0.000
3
0.000
20:3 undifferentiated
g
0.000
3
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
3
0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0.000
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.141
0
0.000
Threonine
g
0.362
0
0.000
Isoleucine
g
0.516
0
0.000
Leucine
g
1.155
0
0.000
Lysine
g
0.492
0
0.000
Methionine
g
1.008
0
0.000
Cystine
g
0.367
0
0.000
Phenylalanine
g
0.630
0
0.000
Tyrosine
g
0.420
0
0.000
Valine
g
0.756
0
0.000
Arginine
g
2.148
0
0.000
Histidine
g
0.386
0
0.000
Alanine
g
0.577
0
0.000
Aspartic acid
g
1.346
0
0.000
Glutamic acid
g
3.147
0
0.000
Glycine
g
0.718
0
0.000
Proline
g
0.657
0
0.000
Serine
g
0.683
0
0.000
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0.000
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0.000
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0.000
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)

Nutrition Note: All values are for 100 grams (3.52 ounces) and for dry roasted nuts. The best nutritional value however is always obtained from fresh raw nuts, so best try to get fresh nuts. The longer you store or cook, dry or roast your products the more nutritional value is lost, so if you need to cook do it short and fast and always use fresh products. Also If   you have special needs or conditions make sure you consult with your doctor or nutritionist.

 

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