Brazil nuts are high in calories, contain good quantities of vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals.
The nuts are also a very good source of vitamin-E. Vitamin-E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant.
Brazil nuts hold exceptionally high levels of selenium. 100 g nuts provide about 1917 µg or 3485% recommended daily intake of selenium, rating them as the highest natural source of this mineral.
These creamy nuts are an excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin (51% of RDA per 100 g), riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and folates.
Brazil nut oil, extracted from these nuts, has many traditional medicinal applications as an emollient and massage oil.