brazil nut oil (Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil)
Brazil nut oil is obtained from the three-edged, 4 cm long seeds in the nut-fruit of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa). The nuts contain about 55% fat oil. The Brazil nut tree can grow up to 50 meters high, is characterized by its massive trunk and its large crown and belongs to the family of tropical trees. Because of its great endurance as well as the fact that the tree only begins to bear fruit after 30 years, the Brazil nut tree is rarely cultivated. Originally from Brazil, the tree grows today in widespread tropical regions of northern South America. Paranut oil has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids composed mainly of oleic and linolenic acids. Due to its moisturizing and antioxidant properties, Brazil nut oil is well suited for dry skin. In addition, Brazil nut oil is found in hair care products due to its high selenium content.