Medicinal Chemistry of Brazil Nuts: An Overview

Carlos K.B. Ferrari


Brazil nuts are very consumed in the North of Brazil as well in other regions. Those nuts are rich in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as essential and non-essential aminoacid residues, selenium, tocopherols and phytosterols. Although some studies pointed out some protective effect of Brazil nuts against cancer, in fact the best evidence supports cardiometabolic protection by regular ingestion of 1 nut per day.


Cardiovascular, selenium, vitamin E, phytosterols, arginine.

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