Brazil nut oil (Bertholletia excelsa)

Brazil nut oil
The Brazil Nut Oil ( Bertholettia excelsa ) is extracted by mechanical pressing, cold, from the almond of the chestnut seed, a common species throughout the Brazilian Amazon, as well as in Bolivia and the Guianas. Bertholletia excelsa, popularly known as Brazil-nut, Amazon-nut, acre-nut, Brazil-nut, Amazonian nut, Bolivian nut, Toquei or Tururi, is a large tree, very abundant in northern Brazil and Bolivia, whose fruit contains the nut, which is its seed. It is a tree of the Lecythidaceae botanical family, endemic to the Amazon Forest.

Brazil Nut Oil Benefits

The chestnut contains 70 to 72% sweet oil, with a pleasant perfume and with a similar taste to olive oil from Europe. Brazil nut oil as it ages has a dark yellow color and an unpleasant rancid smell.

Brazil nut oil is highly nutritious, containing 75% unsaturated fatty acids composed mainly of palmitic, oleic and linoleic acid, in addition to sitosterol and phytosterols fat-soluble vitamins A and E.

Extracted from the first pressing, an extra-virgin olive oil can be obtained, replacing the olive oil with its mild and pleasant flavor.

Chestnut is a rich source of magnesium, thiamine and has the highest known concentrations of selenium (126 ppm²), with antioxidant properties.

it is a considerable source of omega 6 and 9 and has important omega 3 rates, confirming its richness Amazonian oilseed .

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