Brazil nut oil is highly nutritious, and contains 75% unsaturated fatty acids composed mainly of palmitic, oleic, and linolenic acids, as well as the phytosterol sistosterol, and the fat-soluble vitamins A and E. Extra-virgin oil can be obtained during the first pressing of the seeds, which can be used as a substitute for olive oil because of its mild and pleasant flavor.
The seeds are also rich in magnesium, thiamine, and have the highest known concentrations of selenium (126 ppm) of any seed in the world, which has antioxidant properties. Some studies indicate that the consumption of selenium is associated with a reduction in the risk of prostate cancer and recommend the consumption of these seeds as a preventive measure.
The proteins in the seeds are very rich in sulfur amino acids, such as cysteine (8%) and methionine (18%); the presence of methionine enhances the adsorption of selenium and other minerals.
Due to its anti-free radical, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties, the cosmetic industry uses the seed oil from this tree in anti-aging skin products. It is also considered one of the best conditioners for damaged and dehydrated hair.
At room temperature, protected from dust, moisture and light, in the original closed package.
At room temperature, in clean vehicles, protected from dust, moisture and materials that can offer contamination risk.
Spec sheets and MSDS sheets are available under request.