What are nuts?
Nuts tend to be energy dense and provide a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Which nuts are consumed the most?
- Brazil nuts
- Macadamia nuts
- Pine nuts
Are there any nutrients derived from nuts ?
Glad you asked, One ounce (28 grams) of mixed nuts contains:
Calories:173, Protein:16 grams, Carbs:16 grams, Fiber:3 grams, Vitamin E:12 %, Magnesium: 16%, Phosphorus: 13%, Copper: 23%, Manganese: 26% and Selenium: 56%
Is is true that nuts can help lose weight?
Studies have shown that nuts help to promote weight loss, these studies concluded that the body does not absorb all of the calories in nuts.
I Keep reading that nuts are high in fiber, can you elaborate more?
Many nuts are high in fiber, which can reduce disease risk, here are the nuts with highest fiber content per 1 OZ (28 grams) serving:
- Almonds: 3.5 grams
- Pistachios: 2.9 grams
- Hazelnuts: 2.9 grams
- Pecans: 2,9 grams
- Macadamia: 2.4 grams
- Brazil nuts: 2.1 grams
Other health benefits of nuts?
Maintaining bone health, slowing brain aging and reducing cancer risk.
How much nuts should I consume?
A healthy daily intake is 30 g of: 12 Almonds; 15 Cashews; 15 Hazelnuts; 12 Macadamias; 12 Pecans; 20 Pistachios; few Walnuts.
How do you recommend storing nuts?
Nuts can be kept at room temperature, however, if you are storing them for longer period of time the a refrigerator or freezer is recommended to keep them fresh.
Tell me about allergies?
Nut allergies is a great concern, precautions are highly recommended.