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From wild trees of Bertholletia excelsa. The related sapucaia or paradise nut is the fruit of Lecythis zabucajo. A 60‐g portion (eighteen nuts) is an exceptionally rich source of selenium; a rich source of vitamins B1 and E; a good source of protein, niacin, and calcium; a source of iron; contains 40 g of fat, of which 25% is saturated and 40% mono-unsaturated; provides 5.5 g of dietary fibre; supplies 400 kcal (1 680 kJ).

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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