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Brazil nut


It is also known as paranut, butter-nut, cream­nut castanea and niygertoe. It is an edible fruit of a large South American tree Bertholetia excelsa (family Lecythidaceae). The globular fruit about 2 to 4 inches in diameter and hard-walled contains 8 to 24 nuts or seeds arranged like sections of an orange. The harvest period is from January to June. The tree is of great value for timber which is not hardy but very light.

Brazil nuts are high in fat and contain protein, Iron and thiamine.

Benefit and uses of Brazil-nut.

  • Consuming foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, as found in nuts and most vegetable oils, is linked to a decreased risk.
  • Nuts—particularly almonds and peanuts—are among the foods that significantly increase urinary oxalate levels.
  • Many doctors advise people with cold sores to avoid foods high in arginine, such as nuts, particularly.
  • This diet eliminates foods and food additives considered to be common allergens, including nuts.
  • Oil extracted from the nuts is employed as cooking oil, in high-precision machinery lubrication, and livestock feed.
  • Brazil nut oil is used to make hair-conditioning products, soaps, and skin creams.


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