Milk Chocolate Brazil Nuts
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Originally coming from South America, the humble Brazil Nut has been a symbol of wealth and social status for centuries. The Brazil nut had been a favoured part of luxurious banquets back in the reign of Henry VIII. Servants would bring huge platters of fruits and nuts from all over the world and there was nothing like the Brazil nut grown in England or Europe - they were a rare and expensive delicacy.
Back in the 17th century when cocoa and chocolate were first regularly exported to England, the Chocolate Brazil Nut was first introduced. Combined with chocolate; the Chocolate Coated Brazil nut was viewed as the ultimate high-status gourmet snack. Although the irony is that most people in the 16th century couldn't physically bite into the nut as their dental practices back then were not the greatest!Benefits of Brazil Nuts:
If you still need convincing to treat yourself, there are many benefits to eating the humble Brazil nut
- Packed full to the brim of nutrients and essential healthy fats
- Rich in Selenium, a nutrient that the body needs to function properly with the average nut containing 175% of your daily requirement
- Supports thyroid function. Selenium is needed for your thyroids to function properly and just one brazil nut has enough to fulfil your recommended daily intake
- Rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E and so can help reduce inflammation if eaten regularly
- Good for your heart, by eating Brazil Nuts, your body's cholesterol levels can reduce alongside the risk of heart disease
So why not enjoy these well-known nuts, smothered in milk chocolate, and sit back knowing you are fully justified to eat a full bag to yourself!
Traditionally, chocolate Brazil nuts are often popular around Christmas time, either as a seasonal gift or simply to sit and munch together as a family. Whilst we love enjoying these around the Christmas season, and they are a fantastic gift (who wouldn't want to receive some?) you can also enjoy these throughout the year, whenever you fancy.
Just be careful to eat them before they melt in Summer!
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