United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28
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 0.255 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 0.146 19.05 0.72 4.06
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2, 3, 4 g 67.10 11 0.583 89.24 3.35 19.02
Proximates Ash 1, 2, 3 g 3.43 8 0.079 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 0.232 10.0 0.4 2.1
Proximates Sugars, total 1, 2 g 2.33 7 0.078 3.10 0.12 0.66
Proximates Sucrose 1, 2 g 2.33 7 0.078 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 5.660 213 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 3.746 500 19 107
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 2 mg 725 7 5.614 964 36 206
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2 mg 659 7 8.853 876 33 187
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2 mg 3 7 0.252 4 0 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2 mg 4.06 7 0.043 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 15 231.798 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 2.316 29 1 6
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 22 4 2.316 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 1.091 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 2.272 12.71 0.48 2.71
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1, 2, 4, 5 mg 0.63 9 0.485 0.84 0.03 0.18
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 0.344 8 0 2
Lipids Campesterol 1, 4 mg 2 7 0.340 3 0 1
Lipids Beta-sitosterol 1, 4 mg 64 7 1.674 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 7 mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00
Anthocyanidins Petunidin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Delphinidin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Malvidin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Pelargonidin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Peonidin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Gallocatechin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Hesperetin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Naringenin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Apigenin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 7 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 7 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 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 6 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  
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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.