How does the sodium content of salted nuts compare with other foods?
Health Field: Composition
Health Field: Composition
Nuts for Life collected data on the sodium content, as listed on the Nutrition Information Panel, of 158 nut products. These were sourced from the fresh produce, snacks/impulse, and baking aisles of five Sydney grocery stores (1). Unsalted nuts: Naturally low sodium On average, raw/natural unsalted nuts contained 5.3mg sodium/100g and unsalted dry or oil … Continue reading How much salt is in nuts?
Of the common sources of plant protein that Australians eat – grains, legumes, nuts and soy – nuts generally have the highest plant protein content per 100g (1). For instance, almonds and pistachios have 20g plant protein per 100g, compared to soybeans at around 14g, tofu at 12g, chickpeas at 6g, and oats with 2-3g. … Continue reading How do plant-based protein sources compare?
Dietitian Caroline Salisbury recently joined ABC Radio’s Adam Shirley to speak to two Australian nutgrowers. Learn more about growing nuts, storing tips, plus some other interesting nut facts. Listen here:
Nuts are an important component of a healthy diet. They are nutrient dense, rich in essential vitamins, minerals, mono- and polyunsaturated (healthy) fats, protein and fibre. Tree nuts are naturally gluten-free, low in sodium, and contain no added sugar. In the context of a healthy diet, regular nut consumption is associated with a range of … Continue reading Nutrient content of raw, unsalted tree nuts
Here we take a look at some of the most common questions and answers about nuts and bust some of those myths. Should you avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight? No, you don’t need to avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight. Eating a handful of nuts (30g) each day can actually … Continue reading Common nut myths
Chestnuts contain the least calories or energy, providing 724kJ/100g. They are quite different to other nuts nutritionally, as they are low in fat and are a good source of low GI carbohydrate and fibre, making them more like grains that tree nuts. Alternatively, other tree nuts provide an average of ~2,750kJ/100g
There are some very minor nutritional differences between raw, dry roasted and oil roasted nuts. Most nutrients – particularly minerals – become more concentrated during the roasting process as moisture is lost, meaning that roasted nuts have less water and a slightly higher concentration of minerals. B group vitamins and vitamin E are not heat … Continue reading Is there a difference in the nutrients between raw, dry roasted and oil roasted nuts?
Like all tree nuts, Brazil nuts are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall … Continue reading Brazil Nuts
Like all tree nuts, cashews are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall promote … Continue reading Cashews