United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  12078, Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched a 
Food Group: Nut and Seed Products
Common Name: brazil nuts
Scientific Name:  Bertholletia excelsa
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.07   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 5.46  
Refuse: 49%   Refuse Description:   Shells
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, whole 133 g

kernel 5 g

oz (6 kernels) 28.35 g
Proximates Water 1, 2, 3, 5 g 3.42 10 0.250 4.55 0.17 0.97
Proximates Energy kcal 659 -- -- 876 33 187
Proximates Energy kJ 2757 -- -- 3667 138 782
Proximates Protein 1, 2 g 14.32 7 0.140 19.05 0.72 4.06
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2, 3, 4 g 67.10 11 0.580 89.24 3.35 19.02
Proximates Ash 1, 2, 3 g 3.43 8 0.070 4.56 0.17 0.97
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 11.74 -- -- 15.61 0.59 3.33
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 2 g 7.5 3 0.200 10.0 0.4 2.1
Proximates Sugars, total 1, 2 g 2.33 7 0.070 3.10 0.12 0.66
Proximates Sucrose 1, 2 g 2.33 7 0.070 3.10 0.12 0.66
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1, 2 g 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Fructose 1, 2 g 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Lactose 1, 2 g 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1, 2 g 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 1, 2 g 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 1, 2 g 0.25 7 0.000 0.33 0.01 0.07
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2 mg 160 7 5.000 213 8 45
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2 mg 2.43 7 0.030 3.23 0.12 0.69
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 2 mg 376 7 3.000 500 19 107
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 2 mg 725 7 5.000 964 36 206
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2 mg 659 7 8.000 876 33 187
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2 mg 3 7 0.000 4 0 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2 mg 4.06 7 0.040 5.40 0.20 1.15
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 2 mg 1.743 7 0.021 2.318 0.087 0.494
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 2 mg 1.223 7 0.052 1.627 0.061 0.347
Minerals Selenium, Se 1, 2 µg 1917.0 15 231.700 2549.6 95.8 543.5
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2 mg 0.7 3 0.000 0.9 0.0 0.2
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 2 mg 0.617 7 0.053 0.821 0.031 0.175
Vitamins Riboflavin 1, 2 mg 0.035 7 0.001 0.047 0.002 0.010
Vitamins Niacin 1, 2 mg 0.295 7 0.019 0.392 0.015 0.084
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1, 2 mg 0.184 7 0.012 0.245 0.009 0.052
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 2 mg 0.101 7 0.004 0.134 0.005 0.029
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 22 4 2.000 29 1 6
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 22 4 2.000 29 1 6
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 22 -- -- 29 1 6
Vitamins Choline, total 1, 2 mg 28.8 -- -- 38.3 1.4 8.2
Vitamins Betaine 1, 2 mg 0.4 2 -- 0.5 0.0 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 2 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 2 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 2 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 2 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 2 IU 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Lycopene 2 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 2 µg 0 1 -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1, 2, 4, 5 mg 5.65 9 1.090 7.51 0.28 1.60
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1, 2, 4, 5 mg 0.01 9 0.008 0.01 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1, 2, 4, 5 mg 9.56 9 2.270 12.71 0.48 2.71
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1, 2, 4, 5 mg 0.63 9 0.480 0.84 0.03 0.18
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1, 2, 4 mg 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1, 2 mg 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1, 2, 4 mg 0.17 7 0.004 0.23 0.01 0.05
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1, 2, 4 mg 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1, 2 µg 0.0 7 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 16.134 -- -- 21.458 0.807 4.574
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1, 2, 3 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1, 2 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1, 2, 3 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1, 2, 3 g 0.046 4 0.007 0.061 0.002 0.013
Lipids 15:0 1, 2, 3 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1, 2, 3, 4 g 9.626 7 0.221 12.803 0.481 2.729
Lipids 17:0 1, 2, 3 g 0.041 4 0.021 0.055 0.002 0.012
Lipids 18:0 1, 2, 3, 4 g 6.244 7 0.250 8.305 0.312 1.770
Lipids 20:0 1, 2, 3 g 0.167 4 0.009 0.222 0.008 0.047
Lipids 22:0 1, 2, 3, 4 g 0.010 7 0.010 0.013 0.000 0.003
Lipids 24:0 3 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 23.879 -- -- 31.759 1.194 6.770
Lipids 14:1 1, 2, 3 g 0.000 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1, 2 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1, 2, 3, 4 g 0.214 7 0.013 0.285 0.011 0.061
Lipids 17:1 1, 2 g 0.045 3 0.009 0.060 0.002 0.013
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1, 2, 3, 4 g 23.594 7 1.616 31.380 1.180 6.689
Lipids 20:1 1, 2, 3, 4 g 0.027 7 0.015 0.036 0.001 0.008
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 3 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 24.399 -- -- 32.451 1.220 6.917
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1, 2, 3, 4 g 24.363 7 1.992 32.403 1.218 6.907
Lipids 18:2 n-6 c,c 4 g 23.859 3 -- 31.732 1.193 6.764
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.036 -- -- 0.048 0.002 0.010
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 1, 2, 4 g 0.018 6 0.017 0.024 0.001 0.005
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 1, 2 g 0.018 3 0.000 0.024 0.001 0.005
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1, 2, 4 g 0.000 6 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1, 2 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1, 2 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Lipids Stigmasterol 1, 4 mg 6 7 0.000 8 0 2
Lipids Campesterol 1, 4 mg 2 7 0.000 3 0 1
Lipids Beta-sitosterol 1, 4 mg 64 7 1.000 85 3 18
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1, 2, 3 g 0.135 -- -- 0.180 0.007 0.038
Amino Acids Threonine 1, 2, 3 g 0.365 -- -- 0.485 0.018 0.103
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1, 2, 3 g 0.518 -- -- 0.689 0.026 0.147
Amino Acids Leucine 1, 2, 3 g 1.190 -- -- 1.583 0.059 0.337
Amino Acids Lysine 1, 2, 3 g 0.490 -- -- 0.652 0.025 0.139
Amino Acids Methionine 1, 2, 3 g 1.124 -- -- 1.495 0.056 0.319
Amino Acids Cystine 1, 2, 3 g 0.306 -- -- 0.407 0.015 0.087
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1, 2, 3 g 0.639 -- -- 0.850 0.032 0.181
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1, 2, 3 g 0.416 -- -- 0.553 0.021 0.118
Amino Acids Valine 1, 2, 3 g 0.760 -- -- 1.011 0.038 0.215
Amino Acids Arginine 1, 2, 3 g 2.140 -- -- 2.846 0.107 0.607
Amino Acids Histidine 1, 2, 3 g 0.409 -- -- 0.544 0.020 0.116
Amino Acids Alanine 1, 2, 3 g 0.609 -- -- 0.810 0.030 0.173
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1, 2, 3 g 1.325 -- -- 1.762 0.066 0.376
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1, 2, 3 g 3.190 -- -- 4.243 0.160 0.904
Amino Acids Glycine 1, 2, 3 g 0.733 -- -- 0.975 0.037 0.208
Amino Acids Proline 1, 2, 3 g 0.706 -- -- 0.939 0.035 0.200
Amino Acids Serine 1, 2, 3 g 0.676 -- -- 0.899 0.034 0.192
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Anthocyanidins Cyanidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Petunidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Delphinidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Malvidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Pelargonidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Peonidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Gallocatechin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Hesperetin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Naringenin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Apigenin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 6b , 2002  Beltsville MD  
2Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 5d , 2001  Beltsville MD  
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5Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Nutrient Analysis of Selected Foods, University of Georgia , 1987  Beltsville MD  
6Harnly, J. M., Doherty, R., Beecher, G. R., Holden, J. M., Haytowitz, D. B., and Bhagwat, S., and Gebhardt S.  Flavonoid content of U.S. fruits, vegetables, and nuts , 2006 J. Agric. Food Chem. 54   pp.9966-9977
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Footnotes
a  Other phytosterols total 51.5 mg/100g; these include delta 5-avenasterol + beta-sitostanol (19.7) and other minor phytosterols.
Langual Code(s)

  • A0260 NUT OR NUT PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1282 1200 NUT AND SEED PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1463 BRAZILNUT
  • C0133 SEED, SKIN PRESENT, GERM PRESENT
  • E0151 SOLID
  • F0001 EXTENT OF HEAT TREATMENT NOT KNOWN
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION