Brazil nuts quick and easy recipe
Brazil nuts: lately I've been trying to steer my blog in a healthier direction, and since I've heard a lot about Brazil nuts, I've looked for some articles that illustrate their characteristics, I've found some useful information that I want to share with you. Brazil nuts are known for their antioxidant properties, are rich in vitamins and have the highest concentration of selenium found in nature. A good reason to eat one a day, just one! Soon I will publish a recipe with this precious food.
Brazil nuts: main nutrients
Brazil nuts are the fruits of Bertholletia excelsa, known as Brazil nut or Amazonian walnut.
Brazil nuts are real protein bombs and precious sources of energy.They are appreciated for their high content of vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids but, to distinguish them from other oil seeds (equally rich in nutrients), there is above all the very high selenium content.To fully understand the important contribution that these seeds give to our body just think that experts recommend a daily intake of selenium equal to 200 micrograms, or the quantity contained in just 2 Brazil nuts.
- What is the role of selenium?… Constitutes an important part of the antioxidant enzymes that protect cells from the effects of free radicals; protects against some of the neurological effects of iodine deficiency, helps prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease
- Selenium deficiency: susceptibility to diseases caused by other food, biochemical or infectious stresses; increases the negative effects of iodine deficiency on thyroid functions.
Brazil nuts: properties
The beneficial properties of Brazil nuts are mainly linked to the selenium they supply to the body. This mineral is a very powerful antioxidant and fights free radicals, the cause of aging as well as various diseases. It also has anticancer, antiviral and immunostimulating effects.
Brazil nuts also preserve the health and beauty of the hair, in fact they are used to create shampoos and conditioners.
Brazil nuts: in the kitchen
In Italy, Brazil nuts are often marketed still in their shell. To extract the seed, the walnuts must be placed in a hot oven for at least a quarter of an hour or frozen. Thanks to the "thermal shock" the shell will come off easily.
The example of a successful marriage of flavors? Brazil nuts and chocolate Brazil nuts are often combined with chocolate in the preparation of desserts and snacks: they have a taste reminiscent of coconut, notoriously suitable for culinary combination with cocoa.
Sources of this post: www.valori-alimenti.com; www.cure-naturali.it