~ Food Has Power ~
[Guest Blog Post from Rachel E. Maxwell of This Original Organic Life.]
The Brazil nut gets its name from the South American tree, as well as its edible seed (what we are talking about here).
Though we know them as “Brazil” nuts, by 2000, about 50% of the 20,000 tons harvest annually came from Bolivia, 40% from Brazil, and 10% from Peru.
I started eating Brazil nuts a couple of years ago - 2 per day just about does it! - primarily for their natural source of selenium, but I wanted to share with you all some of the other health benefits of this lovely nut:
Rachel is a homesteader, hand-maker, and healthy liver residing in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is passionate about many things: gardening, living simply, sustainability, yoga, making jewelry, photography, nutrition, and living a balanced, whole life. By day (and sometimes night) she works at a spirituality center, and by night (and sometimes day), she blogs about these many passions at This Original Organic Life and sells jewelry via her Etsy shop, Original Organics. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram.