Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts are a fruit of the Bertholletia excelsa tree, which thrives in the wider Amazon region and not only in Brazil but also in countries such as Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
They are larger in size than most nuts and are often found in a mix of nuts. A 30 gram serving includes about six nuts.
Brazil nuts & selenium
Selenium is a trace element with significant benefits for the liver. A 2016 study of 477,000 adults found that those who received the most selenium from their diet were 5-10% less likely to develop liver cancer than those who received the least. Just one or two Brazil nuts is enough to cover the daily needs of your body in selenium. In addition to the liver, selenium also benefits the thyroid and immune system and helps prevent asthma, anxiety, depression, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.