The Chestnut of Maranhão, also known as Chestnut of the Pará or Chestnut of Brazil is characteristic of the North region of the country. It is rich in vitamin E and antioxidant substances, especially the mineral selenium. In each chestnut there is enough daily selenium. Its benefits are for example its antioxidant action, reducing the risk of certain serious diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer. It improves the immune system, and the metabolism of the thyroid gland. It has no gluten. It lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesterol (HDL), protecting the heart.
It controls blood pressure, and improves bone health. To an arginine protein, it contributes to the growth of muscles for those who exercise.
Excess selenium can lead to intoxication and hypothyroidism, so it is good not to abuse the consumption of nuts.
We recommend 2 units a day, more than that can be detrimental.
Average Nutrition Statement per 100g: Energy: 715 Kcal / 2991 Kj Lipids: 70 g Of which Saturated Fatty Acids: 17 g Carbohydrates: 5.6 g of which sugars: 2.6 g Fibers: 4.8 g Proteins: 15 g Sodium: 30 mg