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5 Ways to Enjoy Brazil Nuts

  • By JC's
  • October 29, 2020
  • In News

When it comes to superfoods, you would be hard pressed to find one ingredient that does it all. But we think we’ve found something pretty close in the form of the Brazil nut. 

Thriving in the tropical climates of South America and now readily available around most of the world, the Brazil nut is known for being rich in omega 6 fatty acids, high in magnesium, vitamin E as well as in exorbitant amounts of selenium. In fact, it’s said that having 8 Brazil nuts a day will cover all of your selenium needs, providing balance back to your body. 

Brazil nuts have also been used in the cosmetic industry due to their perceived ability to reverse the signs of aging.

With one nut providing so many benefits, getting them into your diet is a great way to supercharge your health. Here’s how we usually enjoy our JC’s Brazil Nuts.

Raw

If you’re ever on a hike or craving a healthy movie night snack, raw Brazil nuts are a great solution. You can also pop some raw Brazil nuts into your child’s lunch box which will help them stay fuller for longer and give them all the essential nutrients their growing bodies need.

 

Oatmeal

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot oats in the morning. What better way to add more health benefits to your morning meal than by including an array of fruits and some chopped Brazil nuts. 

Brazil nuts have, what we describe as a “nutty-woody” aroma which will add some extra warmth to your oats.  

 

Pies

Whether you’re creating a savoury mince meat pastry or a traditional sweet apple pie, Brazil nuts are a great addition to your recipe. A handful of crushed Brazil nuts provides pies with an added health benefit and also a rounder body of flavour to the overall dish: sweet or savoury. 

 

Toppings

Whether you’re treating yourself to a scoop of ice cream or looking to add some crunch to your salad, Brazil nuts make an excellent topping to any meal. Not only are they delicious but they add incredible texture to all meals without being overly hard to bite into.

 

Stir Fry

Last but not least, Brazil nuts are a delicious addition to stir fry dishes. Rich with healthy fats and natural oils makes them perfect for high heat cooking methods as they won’t easily burn. They’re also an excellent keto alternative to cashews so you can keep your meal healthy without compromising on your fitness goals or flavour.

If you’re keen to give Brazil nuts a shot with your next cooking endeavour, be sure to try our range of Natural Brazil Nuts which we source from their native home in Bolivia, South America amongst the Amazon Forest. Grab a pack today and feel the difference for yourself!

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