Brazil nuts are technically a seed, but are commonly referred to as nuts due to their hard shell. Brazils nuts have a rich creamy flavor and often eaten on their own or in combination with other nuts. Although brazil nut oil has a pleasing flavor it is highly perishable and only suitable for non-cooking uses, such as salad dressing.
Brazil nuts are a good source of protein, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1 and E, and omega-6 fatty acids. One ounce of brazil nuts (about 6 nuts) contains approximately 186 calories.
Try these brazil nut recipes:
Roasted Broccoli with Brazil Nut Pesto
Brazil Nut “Cheese”
Quinoa Brazil Nut Paella
Creamy Cauliflower, Carrot & Brazil Nut Soup
Brazil Nut Pesto
Coconut & Brazil Nut Truffles