As food, Brazil nuts are notable for diverse content of micronutrients, especially a high amount of selenium
Brazil nuts have a delicate buttery taste and smooth texture. As a snack, they are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, monounsaturated fats, and protein. Brazil nuts can also be chopped and used in baked goods, and have a similar taste and feel to macadamia nuts when used in cookies. Brazil nut pieces also add a nice crunch to salads. Partially substitute Brazil nut flour for regular flour in cake or brownie recipes to add a pleasant nutty richness and nutrient boost.
Brazil nut finds its origin in the South American Amazon rainforest of Brazil and Peru, and grown in Bertholletia excels - Brazil nut tree. It is basically an edible seed and not really a nut, and can be eaten either raw or roasted/blanched. A Brazil nut is enclosed in a large hard shell, which has to be cut open.
Brazil nuts contain monosaturated fats in a good amount that are actually good fats that provide the requisite amount of energy to the body.
Brazil nuts can be stored in a cool, dry place such as a pantry for up to one month. For longer-term storage, keep them in the refrigerator for up to 9 months, or transfer them to the freezer where they can be kept for up to a year. When freezing Brazil nuts, the original package should be placed inside a resealable freezer bag.