The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Brazil nut|
|Scientific name||Bertholletia excelsa|
|INCI name||Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||브라질넛씨추출물|
|Used part||Seeds /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory /|
|Known active compounds||unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, selenium, gallic acid|
Bertholletia excelsa, the Brazil nut, is a common South American tree known for its nut. The tree can reach up to 50 m high, making it one of the largest trees in the rainforest. The fruit can take up to 14 months to reach maturity and is encased in a capsule about the same size as a coconut. Much of the Brazil nut harvest takes place from wild collection, helping towards sustainable management of the forest. The nut is a high energy food and an exceptionally rich selenium (Se) source. The amount of selenium varies, but one-week consumption of 135 g of Brazil nut may result in daily intake of 367 to 492 μg/day, exceeding the recommended value, which is 400 μg/day.
The Brazil nut also contains gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, coumaric acid and other phenolic acids. These are well-known anti-oxidants, and the selenium is also a strong anti-oxidant. A recent clinical study showed that hemodialysis patients consuming Brazil nut effectively control NF-κB and Nrf2 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.