Thursday, January 1, 2015

Brazil Nuts are Radioactive

Yeah, yeah, I know... It seems that everything is radioactive nowadays. Personally, I like Brazil Nuts and I won't let the fact that they are extra radioactive, stop me from enjoying them on occasions. Now, I wouldn't recommend living off of them or else your toes may start glowing in the dark; ha-ha!

Anyway, many of you may already know this since it has been known for a long time, but I thought I'd share this tidbit anyway. By what data I have read, Brazil nuts contain 1,000 times more radium than other foods do. This happens because of the extremely deep and elaborate root structure of the Brazil Nut tree. The roots absorb bits of radium over time, and it eventually ends up in the nuts. These trees are huge and can live to be a thousand years old, by what I've heard.

On the other hand, like all nuts and seeds, they are packed with nutrients and protein. They are a good source of magnesium, selenium, etc. In fact, selenium is believed by many folks to have anti-cancer properties. Anyway, if you like tree nuts but you're scared of getting too much radioactive stuff during the process, just avoid the Brazil Nuts. Since I don't eat them very often and only get a few in those "deluxe mixed nuts" containers, I'm not worried about it.

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