December 24, 2020 by Ebastores editorial team
Updated December 30, 2020
Let’s talk nuts!
What about consuming a handful of nuts daily? How many nuts can you eat at a time? Should you avoid eating nuts if you are trying to lose weight? Are there any side effects of having nuts? Recently, the world has woke up after the shadow of a common foe called, COVID-19. Many people decided to divert their attention and go back to Mother Nature in an attempt to find a cure for the cureless virus. Following a healthy lifestyle is not something new or novel to humanity. Many doctors, dieticians, and scientists have been advocating to religiously maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent any future illnesses.
However, the trauma of Covid-19 has left many of us speechless if not powerless to defeat this deadly giant. You may wonder what is the relationship between eating nuts and COVID-19? Yes, you are right. There is a slight linkage between having nuts and your well-being. Wellness and health are deeply coded. Accordingly, there is an answer for every unanswered question. That is to say, if the world has failed to discover a cure to a cureless virus, there are better alternatives to still search for. I am not a huge fan of mythical readings of facts or ideas; whereas, our ancestors lived in a world far away from what we are going through today. I would raise a new motto to live the longest like our elders: “Eat clean and green, eat organic” because we “eat to live not live to eat”.
Our mother nature has gifted us with many miraculous fruits and undiscovered remedies. Going back to “go green and live the longest” can be found in the following chapter of having nuts. In the following sections, you will be amazed by the voiceless benefits of nuts. Keep reading; you might find many answers in the newly unveiled truth of Nuts.
Close the chapter of myths and believe in the miraculous benefits of nuts!
When we say miracles happen, they do. If you believe it, you see it. Nuts are no exception to this. We would like to start this section with a question/ answer method to join us on this journey.
You may wonder,
How many nuts can I eat at a time?
This is very simple. We should first be kindhearted yet gentle when we are motivating ourselves to adopt a new healthy lifestyle. We won’t be very mean to you dear reader. We should agree that following the doctor’s advice of having at least a handful of nuts daily. Who’s best than Dr. Mehemet OZ to give us the following magical quotation about nuts. Dr. Oz says within this frame “Food, I love nuts, I eat them all the time, they are easy to carry around, and I am never hungry all day”. His answer leads us to think twice about having nuts all the time. Having these miraculous fruits should be a habit to live the longest. What are you waiting for? Don’t get lost, we offer the most delicious fruits you never have dreamt of.
Should I avoid nuts if I am trying to lose weight?
Of course, you should not. You have to include a handful of nuts of (30g) every single day, religiously and without fail. You may wonder, Am I crazy to do so? But be patient and keep reading to learn about the amazing benefits of nuts in your daily menu.
Nuts are a great source of healthy fats such as fiber and protein. That is to say, it helps you to suppress your appetite. You can proudly say “goodbye hunger”. Many vegans take nuts as their protein doze. A Keto diet is based on healthy fats found in nuts. Surprising, isn’t it?
Why don’t you switch to nuts for your snack time? What about packing a handful of healthy nuts for your kids instead of packaged food? Why don’t you try Baddam milk or in other words almond milkshake and leave us an insightful comment after enjoying your recipe?
Raw or roasted Nuts?
I may go for roasted nuts and enjoy its crunchy taste. However, if you are very religious about your diet, you can still go for your raw nuts. There is no huge difference between them both. You can enjoy both of them. Back to scientific readings, there is a minor difference between both of them. Roasted nuts only contain around 5% more fat than raw nuts. This is because roasted nuts absorb very little oil. In the process of roasting, some minerals and vitamins such as B and E vitamins are not heating stable. They are reduced in roasted nuts. The nuts skin may fall off in the process of roasting and thus lose its source of antioxidants and fiber compounds.
Can I eat salted nuts?
Conditions apply. It depends on you. That is to say, if you are suffering from high blood pressure, of course, you should be very careful. We think of you to live longest as we raised the above motto of “eat to live not live to eat”.
Salted nuts have the same nutrients and health benefits as raw and roasted nuts. There is a slight difference, salted nuts contain a higher sodium level. Salted nuts accommodate around 1% added salt.
What about nut butter?
Yes, you can still enjoy the health benefits of nuts found in the paste of its delicious kinds of butter. Research says that the only difference is that more fat is absorbed from nut jars of butter than whole nuts. If you have kids, nut kinds of butter are your best alternative to feed them healthy snacks. Your little children, who are at risk of choking on whole nuts, or your elders who with chewing difficulties can still enjoy its yummy taste.
Soaking nuts is good or bad?
We would not encourage you to have activated nuts. Soaking your nuts overnight is not advisable because it breaks down some of the protein, starches, oils, and other nutrients like phytates. Preserving its valuable nutrients is your best option to live longest, dear reader.
What’s the best way to store nuts?
Storing your nuts is very easy and simple. All you need is just an airtight container and put it in the fridge for up to 4 months or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
If life gives you nuts then be a nutcracker!
To live longest and to prove the raised slogans of eating organic, we should stop for a while and unveil the devoiced facts of having nuts daily.
In the following section, we will provide you with a detailed guide of why you should consume nuts. Mother nature has blessed us with its miraculous fruits called nuts. Besides, there will be a short linkage to the rise of vegetarianism. We may go back to the same logic mentioned in the above sections. A question and answer analysis would be best to answer all your worries, dear reader.
Why nuts are a vegetarian’s best friend?
Going for a vegetarian or vegan diet is never an easy task. Having a wide variety of healthy plant-based foods will make it easier to meet your nutrition needs. Nutrients (such as protein, some minerals – especially iron, calcium, and zinc – and vitamins B12 and D) should be well planned in your daily menu. For your rescue, Nuts come in. Lucky you are if you combine consume nuts daily. Read more and get amazed with nuts packs of nutrients.
- Protein: Nuts provide plant-based protein. It gives approximately 10-20g of protein per 100g. Protein has many vital roles in our bodies. For instance, the growth and repair of cells, formation of hormones, functioning of muscles and bones, transmission of nerve impulses, and more importantly to protect the immune system. If you are vegetarian, consuming nuts is a must to ensure your body’s doze of protein.
- Iron: is a crucial mineral and has a vital role in forming hemoglobin. The latter transports oxygen around the body. Iron helps maintain a healthy immune system and thus prevents you from deadly diseases. Have nuts and feed your body with its iron intake. Cashews contain up to 5mg/100g and 1.8mg/100g in macadamias.
- Zinc: is needed for growth, reproduction, wound healing, and sexual maturation. It helps also to maintain a stronger immune system. Zinc is found mainly in 1.2mg (macadamias) and 5.5mg (cashews) per 100g.
- Omega-3 fatsPlant omega-3 ALA’s also play a role in heart health. Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fats, providing more than 6,000 mg of ALA per 100g. Furthermore, pecans can provide (620mg/100g), macadamias (200mg/100g) and hazelnuts (120mg/100g).
Calcium: A friend of mine is vegan. She used to prepare her milk out of almonds. I was asking myself, why would she do so? Her Baddam milk is her alternative to cow milk.
- Surprisingly enough, almond is a good dose of calcium. It has the highest calcium content at 265mg/100g. Other nuts range from 11mg in pine nuts to 150mg in Brazil nuts.
Why Nutritionists are crazy about nuts?
Eating well is not a matter of quantity but rather quality. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be everyone’s task to live the longest and to enjoy life. Whether you are vegetarian or not, rich or poor, fat or slim, old or young, man or woman, you should include nuts in your daily food intake. Scroll down to learn about the top 8 health benefits of having nuts.
- A full pack of antioxidants: including the polyphenols in nuts. Recent research has shown that antioxidants of walnuts and almonds prevent and combat free radicals
- Weight loss: Dr. Oz is best to mention in this part. He consumes nuts to kill the hunger and to suppress his appetite. Following the same logic, nuts are quite high in calories. Both almond and pistachios help weight loss. A handful of mixed nuts can be your best option to have healthy snacks and to kill your hunger.
- Lower Triglycerides and Cholesterol: Obese or diabetes need to consume nuts to lower triglycerides. A recent study conducted by the National Institutes of health affirmed that “In one 12-week study in obese people, those eating pistachios had triglyceride levels nearly 33% lower than in the control group”
- Reduce Inflammation: Research has shown that consuming nuts is very beneficial to chronic inflammation. Almonds are best to cite in Nuts. It helps healthy aging and makes your immune system stronger.
- Prevention of heart attack and future strokes: Nuts are your heart’s best friend. Its goodness fights the peak of cholesterol, “bad” LDL particle size, artery function, and inflammation.
Enjoy the list of best nuts to eat!
Eating healthier is a new lifestyle in recent decades; if you could add a handful of nuts to your menu each day. The recent data shows that people who consume at least 20 grams of nuts a day can live the longest and prevent deadly diseases like coronary heart illnesses, cancer, and premature death. The list of nuts is lengthy. However, we would like to guide you to the top 10 nuts that you must add to your diet.
1/ Almonds: a daily serving of 30g contains a full pack of vitamin E and more fiber more than any other nut. Almonds are very rich in magnesium, potassium, and manganese. To reduce your LDL, bad, and total cholesterol levels, you should religiously have almonds in your daily intake.
2/Brazil nuts: it is an anti-cancer superfood. These miraculous nuts are a source of selenium. That is to say, the daily intake of Brazil nuts can protect you from cancer and heart strokes.
3/Cashew nuts: it has a very low-fat percentage. Cashews have anacardic acid, which improves insulin sensitivity and helps to prevent inflammation. Generally, people prefer to go to medicine intake instead of mother nature. However, eating organic may change your life for the best if you be aware of what you take. Cashews lower harmful LDL-cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol in the blood.
4/Peanuts: If you are looking for a good source of protein, peanuts are the highest compared to the rest of the nuts. It also contains vitamin E, folate, niacin, magnesium, and potassium. In Asian cuisine, peanuts are very essential in their food servings. China and India are clear examples to mention.
5/Pecans: They offer a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins, and zinc. A daily intake of these magical nuts can do wonders for your health.
6/Pistachios: I am a huge fan of these crunchy nuts. Aren’t you? I may call it the king of nuts. Pistachios have an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, copper, and manganese. If you are thinking about a perfect snack serving, take a handful of 20 pistachios and forget your cravings for sweets. It makes you feel full all the time and kills your hunger. Its beneficial effects range from glycemic control, blood pressure, and obesity.
7/Walnuts: If you are suffering from insomnia, here is your perfect cure.1 g of walnut contains between 2.5 and 4.5 nanograms of melatonin. Walnuts are higher in omega-3 fats than other tree nuts and peanuts and contain a higher level of antioxidants.
8/Hazelnuts: I think this type of nuts is not very attractive to us. I am not a fan of having hazelnuts. Surprisingly enough, all cosmetic products take hazelnuts as a major ingredient in their composition. This means that these nuts have a magical remedy within them. High levels of vitamin E, manganese, thiamine, folate, and fatty acids are found mainly in hazelnuts. During pregnancy, many doctors recommend having hazelnuts because they are also a good source of folate.
9/ Chestnuts: honestly speaking, I am not familiar with this kind of nuts. However, Chestnuts contain flavonoids such as quercetin, which combat against diabetic complications and cancer.
10/Macadamia nuts: macadamia nuts are free from gluten; they are commonly used in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. If you are following a gluten-free diet, Macadamia nuts came in for your rescue. They are an excellent source of important B complex vitamins that are vital for metabolic functions.
Say a heartfelt thank you to Squirrels and enjoy your nuts!
Consuming nuts is very beneficial to your wellbeing. Why consuming packaged milk if you could prepare your Almond milk? Have you ever tried nuts as your snacks? Searching for medicine intakes to replace your minerals deficiency? What about switching to Nuts dosage? Keep all the above questions in your mind, think twice. We are accustomed to using the easiest ways to get what we need or what our bodies ask for. Nowadays, our stressful life cursed us with many deadly diseases. Mother nature has given us many cures in magical fruits. Being blind to see or count the miraculous remedies found in nuts is no longer your excuse. A daily serving of nuts is a must. Combating deadly illnesses is not a matter of days or months or even years. It is a long journey to live the longest if you are the wisest. Eating clean and green is your self-declared motto to enjoy what you eat. Take the pledge with us, eat organic, live to eat, and enjoy your journey.
To conclude with a funny joke yet a proven fact “millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts, then forget where they hid them. Did you know? Say a heartfelt thank you to Squirrels and enjoy your nuts!
Nuts today are an essential staple in nearly all homes. Either eaten as they are, treated for oil extraction, or used in different dishes, the range of usage for nuts is widely varied. Though nuts are seen as a luxury in many underdeveloped regions due to their high prices, they used to be the food of both the rich and the poor alike thousands of years ago.
Archeological excavations revealed remains of nuts seeds and primitive nutcrackers used to break them open. Researchers found early historical evidence in the Middle East, Iraq, Palestine, and the occupied lands. It is no wonder that nuts have been and are still a convenient food choice; they are easy to store, and they last for long periods. They are perfect nourishment rich in proteins and fat with exclusive health benefits.
Nuts and mythology: any particular importance?
Like all objects in human life, nuts have fables of their own. Be it in pagan rituals, mythic stories, or religious tales; nuts had always had a part in all records. Wild nuts trees might have been accessible to all people alike, whether they are royalty or commoners. However, stories about the queen of Sheba reveal that laws were passed to forbid commoners from consuming pistachios; they were exclusive to the royal entourage. As a sign of their uniqueness and importance, nuts were cultivated in the hanging gardens of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
Almonds were given as wedding gifts in ancient Rome because they were considered a symbol of fertility. Another legend tells of good luck brought by pistachios; if two lovers meet under a pistachio tree and hear the crack of a nut in a full moon night, they are to expect good fortune. Hazelnuts, on the other hand, were seen as a symbol of wisdom. Whereas Africans thought that peanuts have souls.
Dionysus, the Greek God, transformed his lover into a walnut tree after she died. Walnuts were highly revered by the Greeks and even the Romans who considered walnuts as the food of gods.
Nuts, as you can judge, have been a loyal companion to the human race since ancient times. They were relied upon for treating many illnesses and providing valuable nutritional benefits.
Nuts: nomenclature and types
People tend to classify all known elements and put them into rigid categories. However, this might seem an impossible job when dealing with nuts. The latter has a somewhat identity crisis. It is general knowledge that they are tree fruits, but botanists usually consider more specific details. Scientifically, nuts can be either seeds or kernels; yet, few nuts fall under neither category. For instance, peanuts are classified as legumes.
Food experts define nuts as “any edible kernels encased in shells.” They differ from other fruits in the way they ripen and in the outer casing. The outer woody part of the fruit hardens and turns into a shell protecting the seed. The Arabic label refers to the act of cracking the nut open.
Experts identify eleven types of nuts. The following is an official list published in the online Encyclopedia:
- Almonds: they are the fruits of the almond tree hardy to arid temperature zones. The plant has white and pink flowers and produces single kernels, although there might exist trees producing two seeds. It grows two shells, a hard one covering the seed and does not open on its own, and a green soft one that falls as soon as the fruit ripens. Almonds are rich in fats, with the highest levels in oleic and monounsaturated acids. Almond trees were first cultivated in Asia. The book of Genesis speaks of Jacob ordering his people to take almond seeds when relocating to Egypt. Later, Alexander the Great introduced this plant to Greece. From Greece traveled the seed to Mediterranean countries. The second important wave of almond relocation came with the Arab conquest of North Africa and the move towards Spain. Spanish missionaries introduced the plant to the New World during the nineteenth century. Cultivars and tree varieties differ across regions along with the diversity in density and soft or hard-shelled choice of trees. Almond orchards spread in the Mediterranean basin, southwestern Asia, and California. However, few issues are now rising due to the concentration on profitability and modified species yielding magnified crops. Genetic diversity is the sole victim of this market-oriented new mindset. Nevertheless, distant rural areas are still preserving rare genetic types.
- Brazil nuts: originate in the Amazon forest; these nuts are the fruits of giant trees with cream-colored flowers. The fruits ripen in fourteen months then fall to the ground. They are rich in fat, that’s why they are essential for cosmetics and skincare use. Though Brazilians are used to eating these nuts for hundreds of years, it is only during the sixteenth century that the fruit became known to the world. This fruit is found uniquely in Brazil and few nearby places such as Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, the Guianas, and Venezuela. The trees are very productive; one single tree can yield three hundred nut-filled pods. This wild species is impossible to replicate in planted orchards hence efforts are now made to protect and preserve the Brazilian natural crops.
- Cashews: are another type of nuts originating in the Brazilian coasts with their salty beaches. Cashew nuts are kidney-shaped and double-shelled. They are relatively low in fats compared to other nuts and a bit high in carbohydrates. Cashews have a relatively neutral flavor which enables them to be used in any recipe. Most importantly, all parts of the cashew tree are used for different purposes. The peduncle carrying the nuts can be eaten, made into juice, or used to make wine. The Portuguese transported this tree to India and from there to the tropical areas of Asia. India became the first international exporter of cashew with an estimation of five hundred tons. However, the World Bank released that 97 percent of the world's production comes from wild trees rather than planted orchards. The latter is capable of producing fruits for only three years after planting.
- Chestnutsare reddish-brown nuts. They have an oval scar at the bottom. Chestnuts have the highest carbohydrates and water contents; they contain the lowest fat levels compared to all nut crops. There are seven species of chestnuts around the world. Yet only three species, the Chinese, European, and Japanese, account for the majority of international production. The Japanese variety is the most appreciated one thanks to its medium size, high productivity, and resistance to diseases. Hybrid types mixing Japanese and European types are now cultivated for economical purposes. Ink and blight diseases are most dangerous to chestnuts and it eliminated the whole American variety.
- Coconut: historical evidence traces their existence to the Indo Pacific Ocean regions. The Sanskrit label of coconut translates literally as “the tree which provides all the necessities of life”. Indeed, the tree provides food, drink, and shelter. It was first during the nineteenth century that coconut palms began to be planted for commercial use.
- Hazelnuts: there are mainly two varieties of these nuts, a long type named filberts and a short one called hazels. These nuts date back to the first prehistoric human settlements in Europe. Turkey reigns supreme in the production of hazelnuts with 65 percent of the world supply. Italy follows in the second position. Both countries use traditional methods of cultivation and harvesting. The famous Nutella owes the huge success to hazelnuts, the main component of this chocolate brand.
- Peanuts: were originally cultivated in South America and China. Botanists classify it as a legume, but it is considered nuts due to its culinary uses. Peanuts have subterranean fruits. There are four varieties around the world, “Virginia”, “Spanish”, “Peruvian”, and “Valencia.” This fruit can be eaten cooked or dried; however, it is cultivated mainly for oil extraction.
- Pecansare a North American native species. They can survive the workings of time for hundreds of years. Fats are highly concentrated compounds in pecans. The best-selected varieties are those bearing large, thin-shelled nuts. Though efforts are conducted to preserve the genetic diversity of the wild pecans, improved orchards began to take the lead in production beginning from the twentieth century. Grafting pecan trees to enhance productivity and quality caused a great boom in this field. Pecans are highly valued in American cuisine, especially in the southern parts because of historical ties linking this nut to people and their diet traditions.
- Pine nuts: are found originally in the North American Southwestern arid regions. The crops ripen in more than a year, usually by august of the second year. The nuts are thin-shelled and have unique aromas. Archeological and historical findings reveal; that Native Americas used pine nuts excessively for medicine, rituals, and diet.
- Pistachiosare very rich in fat and protein. Pistachio trees are grown in Asia Minor, Pakistan, and India. Remains of nuts were revealed in Jordan. Today, Turkey, Iran, and California are responsible for producing the world’s demand for pistachios in improved orchards. California crops dominate local American markets. Nevertheless, Turkish products are appreciated for their remarkable flavor.
- Walnuts: originate in central Asia, specifically Turkey and China. The Persian walnut has a majestic ranking among other species. Walnuts are rich in fats; the highest compounds are linoleic acid by 62 percent and polyunsaturated oil. Walnuts are high in tannins which give them a bitter flavor. The royal Persian variety was relocated to Greece and later to Rome, according to Pliny. The tree quickly spread to the rest of the world. Grafted cultivars are now preferred and planted for their high productivity.
Nuts: favorite types and use
Peanuts, walnuts, pecans, and almonds are people’s favorite nuts. Inherently healthy food, nuts are widely and excessively consumed in snacks, various dishes, and nuts related products such as butter, oils, and flours. They have high amounts of good fat, rich in omega_3s, and vitamins. Nuts are a good source of energy hence they can be incorporated into daily diets without hesitation.
Nuts are better consumed roasted because once subjected to heat they become crunchier. However, if they are meant for baking purposes it is better to use them raw without roasting. They are otherwise perfect as a part of breakfast or a midnight snack. Medical associations recommend that you should not cross certain limits in consumption. A handful of any type of nuts can be enough for daily use. If you venture into eating too much you might face digestive and gas problems. Besides, it is always advisable that you should check your allergies and the ingredients of your food especially those with nuts extracts.
Medieval and middle ages cuisines used the available nuts regularly especially in meat and chicken dishes for the royal tables. Old recipes survived time and are now used and improved to add flavors and exotic taste to ordinary plates.
The huge demand for nuts causes dilemmas to suppliers. Even countries producing certain types of nuts like the United States imports from other countries because the national crop does not cover the needs of the market. That’s why parties interested in the field have been collaborating to come up with solutions such as grafting different species to attain high productive new races.
This is a very popular food around the world. In the United States, mixed nuts come second in the ranking of nuts consumption. It is preceded only by peanuts for their cultural value and heritage. It has gained a reputation in many countries. Exports of these nuts toppled all records in recent years.
Mixed nuts are a snack composed of different types of nuts. Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, and pistachios are the most common components. These ingredients are not necessarily harvested from the same country; they are oftentimes collected from different orchards around the globe.
Peanuts are the cheapest fruits; hence they make a good percentage in mixed nuts. However, peanuts are associated with frequent dangerous food allergies. Therefore, you have to be careful when buying your mixed nuts. Mixed nuts are processed either manually or mechanically. There are two ways for treating the components. Nuts can be either roasted or oil-fried. Roasted nuts can be salty or without salt.
In the United States, federal associations sought to regulate the import and use of mixed nuts from the start of the twentieth century. The focus was on the percentage of each nut in the mixture. Regulations emphasized that there must be at least four types of nuts for the product to be labeled mixed nuts. What is more important is that neither ingredient should exceed 80 percent or be lower than 2 percent of the whole package. All nut quantities beyond 50 percent must be explicitly mentioned.
If you are not a nut person and do not know which type suits you the best, then try mixed nuts for an exotic multi-flavored snack. Later you might fall in love with one single ingredient and decide to stay loyal or you might enjoy the mixture and keep ordering it. There is nothing neither to lose nor to fear, nuts are always health-friendly foods.
Mixed nuts brands
Various companies advertise their products daily as owning the best quality of mixed nuts. Though such judgments and ranking are usually subjective, we try to compare reviews and experts' opinions from different sites to bring you reliable choices. Here is an agreed-upon list of trustworthy brands:
Happy Belly Deluxe mixed nutscontain five nuts varieties, 40 percent almonds, 45 percent cashews, 5 percent Brazil nuts, 5 percent hazelnuts, and 5 percent pecans. The ingredients are slightly roasted and salted. It provides the perfect crunchy snack.
Kirkland Signature Unsalted Mixed Nuts: the mix includes pistachios, almonds, cashews, and a small number of pecans. This is one of the few brands selling good quality unsalted nuts. The fruits keep their original taste due to the lack of salt. What is great about this brand is that they refund your money in case you were not satisfied with the product.
Planters Premium Blend Mixed Nuts: contains unsalted fresh cashews, almonds, pistachios, pecans, and hazelnuts.
Super eight mixed nuts: this is a trail mix brand. The package contains unique delicious and diverse components; almonds, walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, raisins, and cranberries are mixed for a remarkable flavor. All components share an equal percentage.
Nuts? Mixed nuts? Or trail mix?
Which is better? From a wide variety of nuts, which one appeals more to your senses? When offered a plate with all the nuts that you can think of, which one do you pick first? Which one waters your mouth? Does this seem like a tough question to answer? It is difficult to favor one nut over others?
What about trying something different? A combination of your favorite nuts and a lot more can be found! Trail mix is one excellent choice for people who cannot make up their minds or simply always on the look for more. This mixture includes nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and a bunch of other things. Nuts can be used roasted or raw. If you are thinking about adding some chocolate or honey then probably you should avoid salting the nuts. Dried fruits such as figs, apricots, or raisins are a healthy addition to your blend. Once stored properly, the trail mix can last for long periods for your on-the-go snack or your morning table. This mix is very healthy thanks to the components which are rich in vitamins, minerals, magnesium, iron, and a lot more.
Watching a movie, attending a live soccer match, or simply sitting with your friends and family for a night chat, nuts are the perfect choice to consume. Packed with proteins, vitamins, and good fats, nuts are a health-friendly treasure.
Though the demand for nuts is always high, global traders are working to fill in the void either by looking for distant suppliers or grafting orchards to obtain more productive species. A dozen of nuts types are produced in wild farms and established orchards. And a dozen brands compete to provide the most excellent quality of crops. International standards are set to regulate the business and protect consumers’ interests.
There are a few myths about the health wonders of nuts. However, not all beliefs are founded on false information; nuts are beneficial for your health. You should consume these products moderately. Allergies are also something to consider when choosing your nuts or your mixes. Otherwise, it never hurts to treat yourself nicely with a handful of a crunchy sweet snack.