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Just learnt from Stephen Fry on QI that my favourite nut, the Brazil, is an amazing plant. The tree can grow for over 500 years and only in the wild - Most of the nuts we eat are from Bolivia and the tree only exists because a particular larger species of orchid bee needs it's flowers pollen to reproduce. It contains small elements of the radioactive element radium. Amazing!

Brazil nut pod: Thought we'd share some rather strange trivia about the Brazil nut. To begin with, it isn't actually a nut. It is the seed of a tree, native to South America,

Husk and seed of a ripe brazil nut. Brazil nuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fats and selenium. Both these compounds help prevent coronary artery disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels... http://youqueen.com/life/health/5-brazil-nuts-health-benefits/

Husk and seed of a ripe brazil nut. Brazil nuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fats and selenium. Both these compounds help prevent lowering LDL cholesterol levels. Apesar de ser nossa está muito cara, mas é sensacional.

Brazil Nuts/To crack Brazil Nuts more easily: a. Freeze for 6 hours before cracking OR; b. Bake the nuts for 15 minutes on a baking sheet at 350 F (175 C) OR; c. Place in cold water in a pot, bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes, drain, and then pour on very cold water and let stand 2 minutes. Drain and crack.

Brazil Nut trees are grown in Peru and Bolivia as well as in Brazil. The trees grow up to 165 feet tall metres.) Attempts at growing the trees in plantations have so far failed to produce Nuts.

Selenium is a powerful #antioxidant that helps protect the body from heart disease. It is also important for healthy #skin and essential for #thyroid health!  The good news is, you only need ONE Brazil nut to get all of its medicinal benefits! How cool is that?   totalbodynourishment.com

Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from heart disease. It is also important for healthy skin and essential for thyroid health. The good news is, you only need ONE Brazil nut to get all of its medicinal benefits.

Brazil Nuts: The Top Selenium Food that Fights Inflammation www.draxe.com

Brazil Nuts: The Healthy Nuts that Aren’t Actually Nuts

There's no better source of beneficial selenium in the world than Brazil nuts, but that's not all these "nuts" can do for our health.

20 Best Benefits Of Brazil Nuts

20 Best Benefits and Uses Of Brazil Nuts For Skin, Hair and Health

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Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis): This evergreen is a member of the Brazil Nut tree family. The ripe fruits can weigh several kgs. Image credit Christopher Hu. #Trees

Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis): This evergreen is a member of the Brazil Nut tree family. The ripe fruits can weigh several kgs.

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As 5 melhores oleaginosas para sua dieta (e saúde!)

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