Brazil nuts, formerly known as Cream Nuts and Para Nuts (they were shipped out from the river of Para), are the large extremely hard-shelled seeds of the Brazil nut tree which frequently grow in groups of six or more
The Brazil nut is a large tree, reaching 50 metres (160 ft) tall and 1 to 2 metres (3.3 to 6.6 ft) trunk diameter, among the largest of trees in the Amazon Rainforests. It may live for 500 years or more, and according to some authorities often reaches an age of 1,000 years.
Brazil nuts are high in calories, contains good quantities of
vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals. Brazil nuts also
contain exceptionally high levels of selenium.