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Brazil Nuts (dried)

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Brazil Nuts (dried) review: 56 facts and highlights

Brazil Nuts (dried)

Why is Brazil Nuts (dried) better than the average?

  • more potassium per 100g
    659mgvs625.4mg
  • more proteins per 100g
    14.32gvs11.25g
  • more lipids per 100g
    67.1gvs39.59g
  • more ash per 100g
    3.43gvs2.21g
  • smaller amount of sugars per 100g
    2.33gvs4.04g
  • less sucrose content per 100g
    2.33gvs3.84g
  • more calcium content per 100g
    160mgvs57.29mg
  • more magnesium per 100g
    376mgvs156mg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

General values

1. more dietary fiber per 100g

7.5g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

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Almonds

12.5g

2. more proteins per 100g

14.32g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

24.9g

3. higher water content per 100g

3.42g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts

61.41g

4. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

2757kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

3008kJ

5. more choline per 100g

28.8mg

Choline is essential for the production of cellular membranes and plays a crucial role in acetylcholine synthesis and cholinergic neurotransmission.

Best

Pine Nuts (dried)

55.8mg

6. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

659kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

719kcal

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

11.74g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts (dried)

81.43g

2. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

2.33g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Best

Black Walnuts (dried)

1.1g

3. less sucrose content per 100g

2.33g

Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.

Best

Black Walnuts (dried)

1g

4. more starch per 100g

0.25g

Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is broken down into glucose, the main source of energy.

Best

Cashew Nuts

23.49g

Minerals

1. more potassium per 100g

659mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

1025mg

2. more selenium per 100g

1917µg

Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.

Best

Brazil Nuts (dried)

1917µg

3. more calcium content per 100g

160mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Almonds

269mg

4. more iron content per 100g

2.43mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Cashew Nuts

6.68mg

5. more magnesium per 100g

376mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Brazil Nuts (dried)

376mg

6. more ash per 100g

3.43g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

Beechnuts (dried)

3.7g

Vitamins

1. more pantothenic acid per 100g

0.18mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Best

Hickory Nuts (dried)

1.75mg

2. more vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) per 100g

5.65mg

Vitamin E Alpha (d-alpha-tocopherol) is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, strengthens the immune system and prevents blood clotting.

Best

Almonds

25.63mg

3. more thiamin per 100g

0.62mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.

Best

Pinyon Pine Nuts (dried)

1.24mg

4. more riboflavin per 100g

0.04mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Almonds

1.14mg

5. more niacin per 100g

0.29mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

Best

Ginkgo Nuts (dried)

11.73mg

6. more vitamin C per 100g

0.7mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts (dried)

61.3mg

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

67.1g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

79.55g

2. more saturated fatty acids per 100g

16.13g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

31.18g

3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

23.88g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Macadamia Nuts

58.88g

4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

24.4g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

English Walnuts

47.17g

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g

0.76g

Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

1.54g

2. more tryptophan per 100g

0.14g

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

0.37g

3. more isoleucine per 100g

0.52g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

1.18g

4. more leucine per 100g

1.19g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

2.2g

5. more lysine per 100g

0.49g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

1.14g

6. more methionine per 100g

1.12g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Brazil Nuts (dried)

1.12g

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