7-2-2011 Selenium is a very important mineral
Selenium is a very important mineral in the prevention against cancers, as well as viral diseases [also against flu]
Selenium has many functions in the body and is -in addition to iodine[ iodum ]- uttermost important for the production of thyroid hormones.
Brazil nuts are esopecially rich in selenium and 2-3 brazil nuts may be as good -or better- then taking a selenium supplement.
This may be more or less equivalent to 100 mgr of selenium [as a supplement]
Recenly I saw that the company "Metav" is marketing organic brazil nuts.
They are of a good quality[not rancid], but should be kept in the fridge after opening the bag.
Worth eating regularly 2 to 3.