Calories in Brazil Nuts and Nutrition Facts

How many calories in Brazil Nuts? See below, the Brazil Nuts calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with Brazil Nuts nutrition facts and the health benefits of Brazil Nuts to help you lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

The Brazil Nut has one of the highest saturated fat (bad fat) content of all nuts, about a fifth, but is also full of both mono and poly unsaturated fats (good fats), half of the nut. The Brazil Nut is very high in vitamins and minerals: vitamin E, calcium, thiamin, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus and even selenium, an important antioxidant.

Brazil Nuts are thought to help protect against many cancers including prostate, breast and colon cancer given its high selenium content. Other Brazil Nut benefits including boosting the immune system. Brazil Nuts are free from gluten.

Calories in Brazil Nuts and Nutrition Facts

It is considered that if you eat a portion of nuts (30 grams) about twice a week, it was reported in a journal called "Obesity", that you are less likely to gain weight than those who do not eat nuts.

See our nut calories comparison chart to compare calories in Brazil Nuts with the other calories in nuts.

Calories in Brazil Nuts, Dried, Unblanched

Refuse: 49% (Shells)
Scientific Name: Bertholletia excelsa
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams656 kcal (2743 kJ)
1 cup, whole, 133 grams872 kcal (3648 kJ)
1 kernel, 5 grams33 kcal (137 kJ)
1 oz (6 kernels), 28.35 grams186 kcal (778 kJ)

Brazil Nuts Nutrition Facts

Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Dried, Unblanched
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Water3.48 g
Energy2743 kJ (656 kcal)
Protein14.32 g
Carbohydrates12.27 g
Sugars2.33 g
Total Fat:66.43 g
saturated fat15.137 g
monounsaturated fat24.548 g
polyunsaturated fat20.577 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber7.5 g
Calcium, Ca160 mg (16 %)
Iron, Fe2.43 mg (14 %)
Magnesium, Mg376 mg (94 %)
Phosphorus, P725 mg (73 %)
Potassium, K659 mg (14 %)
Zinc, Zn4.06 mg (27 %)
Copper, Cu1.743 mg (87 %)
Manganese, Mn1.223 mg (61 %)
Selenium, Se1917.0 mcg (2738 %)
Vitamin C0.7 mg (1.2 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.617 mg (41 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.035 mg (2 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.295 mg (1.5 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.184 mg (2 %)
Vitamin B60.101 mg (5 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)22 mcg (6 %)
Vitamin B120.0 mcg (0 %)
Vitamin A0 IU (0 %)
Vitamin E5.73 mg (29 %)
Vitamin D0 IU (0 %)
Vitamin K0 mcg (0 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

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