Top Nuts High in Selenium

About Nuts and Selenium

There are quite a number of nuts rich in selenium, and most of this list will provide a significant portion of your recommended daily values.

Some of the highest selenium nuts include brazil nut, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, cashews, macadamia nut, coconut, pistachio, raw pumpkin seeds and walnut. Other selenium rich nuts are almonds, hazelnut, pecan, breadfruit seeds, chestnut and pine nut.

We calculated the top nuts for selenium by both their common measurement as well as in 200 calories, including by gender daily requirements. Here are the details for top 16 nuts highest in selenium.

Food nutritional data is sourced from USDA and NIH. [3][4]

Adult DV (Female or Male)

Brazil Nut (dried)

image of brazil nut

In 1 cup, brazil nut has 2550ug of selenium, or about 4600% for adults.
Selenium
2550ug in
1 cup (133g)
582ug in
200 Calories (30g)
4600%
1100%
Complete nutrition for Brazil Nut

Chia Seeds (dried)

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1 ounce of chia seed contains 16ug of selenium, or about 28% for adults.
Selenium
16ug in
1 ounce (28.35g)
23ug in
200 Calories (41g)
28%
41%
Complete nutrition for Chia Seeds

Sesame Seeds

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In 1 tablespoon, sesame seed has 3.3ug of selenium, or about 6% for adults.
Selenium
3.3ug in
1 tablespoon (9.45g)
12ug in
200 Calories (35g)
6%
22%
Complete nutrition for Sesame Seeds

Flaxseeds

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1 cup of flaxseed contains 43ug of selenium, or about 78% for adults.
Selenium
43ug in
1 cup (168g)
9.5ug in
200 Calories (37g)
78%
17%
Complete nutrition for Flaxseeds

Cashews

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In 1 ounce, cashew has 5.6ug of selenium, or about 10% for adults.
Selenium
5.6ug in
1 ounce (28.35g)
7.2ug in
200 Calories (36g)
10%
13%
Complete nutrition for Cashews

Macadamia Nut

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1 teaspoon of macadamia nut contains 0.32ug of selenium, or about 1% for adults.
Selenium
0.32ug in
1 teaspoon (2.75g)
3.3ug in
200 Calories (28g)
1%
6%
Complete nutrition for Macadamia Nut

Coconut

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In 1 cup, coconut has 8.1ug of selenium, or about 15% for adults.
Selenium
8.1ug in
1 cup (80g)
5.7ug in
200 Calories (56g)
15%
10%
Complete nutrition for Coconut

Pistachio

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1 cup of pistachio contains 12ug of selenium, or about 22% for adults.
Selenium
12ug in
1 cup (123g)
3.5ug in
200 Calories (35g)
22%
6%
Complete nutrition for Pistachio

Raw Pumpkin Seeds

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In 1 cup, raw pumpkin seed has 12ug of selenium, or about 22% for adults.
Selenium
12ug in
1 cup (129g)
3.4ug in
200 Calories (36g)
22%
6%
Complete nutrition for Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Walnut

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1 cup of walnut contains 5.7ug of selenium, or about 10% for adults.
Selenium
5.7ug in
1 cup (117g)
1.5ug in
200 Calories (31g)
10%
3%
Complete nutrition for Walnut

Almonds

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In 1 cup, almond has 5.9ug of selenium, or about 11% for adults.
Selenium
5.9ug in
1 cup (143g)
1.4ug in
200 Calories (35g)
11%
3%
Complete nutrition for Almonds

Hazelnut

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1 cup of hazelnut contains 9.3ug of selenium, or about 17% for adults.
Selenium
9.3ug in
1 cup (226.8g)
1.3ug in
200 Calories (31g)
17%
2%
Complete nutrition for Hazelnut

Pecan

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In 1 cup, pecan has 4.1ug of selenium, or about 8% for adults.
Selenium
4.1ug in
1 cup (109g)
1.1ug in
200 Calories (29g)
8%
2%
Complete nutrition for Pecan

Breadfruit Seeds (dried)

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1 tablespoon of breadfruit seed contains 0.19ug of selenium, or about 0% for adults.
Selenium
0.19ug in
1 tablespoon (10g)
1ug in
200 Calories (54g)
0%
2%
Complete nutrition for Breadfruit Seeds

Chestnut

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In 1 cup, chestnut has 1.7ug of selenium, or about 3% for adults.
Selenium
1.7ug in
1 cup (143g)
0.98ug in
200 Calories (82g)
3%
2%
Complete nutrition for Chestnut

Pine Nut (dried)

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1 cup of pine nut contains 0.95ug of selenium, or about 2% for adults.
Selenium
0.95ug in
1 cup (135g)
0.21ug in
200 Calories (30g)
2%
0%
Complete nutrition for Pine Nut


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