You can find all your bulk foods at the market at Tierra Bulk Foods.ย  ย And amongst their fabulous selection you’ll find organic Brazil nuts.

Originating from a tree in the Amazon, Brazil nuts are one of the richest food sources of the mineral, selenium. Eating Brazil nuts may benefit your health in several ways, including regulating your thyroid gland, reducing inflammation, and supporting your heart, brain, and immune system.

In botanical terms the Brazil nut is actually a seed, not a nut and it’s the only internationally traded seed crop which has to be collected from the wild as commercial plantations have failed miserably.

The Brazil Nut Effect is a phenomenon where the largest particles (which presumably weigh the most) rise to the top of a mixture of varying sized objects.ย  Physicists have mulled over this for decades.ย  ย Shake a bag of mixed nuts and you’ll find the Brazil nuts on top.ย  Go figure!ย  Lucky for us though as they’re delicious.

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