Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)
Brazil nuts can be eaten directly, because they are significant source of protein, carbohydrates, fats and a unique source of Selenium. Also, Zinc, Calcium and Magnesium.
Enjoying a handful of nuts (30g) regularly as part of a healthy diet may reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and can help with weight management. They can be used as ingredient for Brazil nut milk. Additionally, they can be enjoyed roasted, salted, or sweetened. They are also used in puddings, chocolates-bars and snack-bar preparations. Coarsely ground Brazil nuts can be sprinkled over fruit/vegetable salads. They are used in desserts, particularly in fruitcakes.
They can also be added to soup as well as meat and vegetable dishes.
Macadamia Nut (Macadamia integrifolia)
Macadamia nuts are nutrient-filled Powerhouses that come from the macadamia tree.
They contain several essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, iron, B vitamins, manganese and folate, as well as protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. These remarkable nutrients are what give these incredible nuts their impressive health benefits. Macadamia nuts contain healthy fats that can help keep the arteries in good condition. The macadamia contains flavonoids that help prevent cell damage by protecting cells from environmental toxins. Macadamias contain a nice balance of nutrients and monounsaturated fats to help keep you feeling full between meals.
Rich in both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, the macadamia helps you feel full while removing toxins from the body and promoting healthy digestion. Macadamia nuts are plentiful in phosphorus, manganese and magnesium, all which aid in bone and teeth mineralization and improve the transportation and absorption of nutrients. The copper, thiamine, magnesium and manganese found in macadamia nuts aid in the production of neurotransmitters, which are important chemicals that send signals to the brain.
A study concluded that the macadamia could be beneficial for treating rheumatoid arthritis.