This organic rainforest product is both rich in nutty flavor and in heart-healthy fatty acids. Brazil Nut Oil is also one of the best sources of selenium around. With a mild pleasant taste and abundance of health properties, this nutty oil is perfect for everything from salads and to making your own skin moisturizer (it has been used in high-end cosmetics for years). Its natural stability also makes it a great oil to cook with!
Until recent discoveries, Brazil Nut Oil has been utilized mainly by the cosmetic industries. Now this oil is being used as a nutritional supplement due to its highly-nutritious essential fatty acid and selenium content.
This is the only oil that helps you to meet your daily requirements for selenium, an often deficient mineral with proven antioxidant and promising anti-cancer potential. Not only that, selenium is often proscribed as a treatment for dandruff and fungal infections in the skin. Now you can have your own spa-style scalp treatment at home.
It also has a fatty acid profile very similar to that of olive oil and also contains some healthy medium-chain fatty acids that make it very stable for cooking.
This oil is never heated or refined, which harms the richness of its natural properties and attributes.
Hand-harvested, wildcrafted Brazil Nuts are carefully dried and cracked. The dry nuts are then placed in a cold-press machine, similar to those used in olive oil production, that slowly crushes the nuts, separating the oil from the nutmeat. Air and light exposure are minimized throughout the process to minimize oxidation and maximize the health properties and stability of the oil.
Making a Difference
Eating a Brazil nut (or splashing on some of ELF's Brazil nut oil) literally saves the rainforest! Indigenous people from local Amazonian communities gather the wild brazil nuts by hand, and the income from this wild harvesting helps protect their way of life while also providing an alternative to logging, cattle grazing, and other unsustainable income sources.