Top 10 Nut FAQs

We answer your top 10 most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about nuts, and bust some nut myths along the way!  Should you avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight? No. Decades of research shows that regularly eating nuts is not linked with weight gain. Eating a handful of nuts (30g) each day can actually … Continue reading Top 10 Nut FAQs

Salt infographics

Sodium content in common snacks *Serve sizes are based on the serve sizes provided in the Australian Food Composition Database: Muffin (berry): 163g; Instant noodles: 145g sachet (cooked and drained); Potato crisps: 50g packet. Where serve sizes are not provided, standard serve sizes have been used: Cheese & crackers: 2 slices of cheese (40g) with … Continue reading Salt infographics

How much salt is in nuts?

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?

Let’s talk nuts!

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:

Which nuts contain the least calories/kilojoules/energy?

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

Is there a difference in the nutrients between raw, dry-roasted and oil-roasted nuts?

Raw and roasted nuts (whether dry- or oil -roasted) are very similar in their nutritional ‘make-up’, but there are some small differences (1-9). A Nuts for Life audit collected data on the energy and fat content, as listed on the Nutrition Information Panel, of 158 nut products (1). These were sourced from the fresh produce, … Continue reading Is there a difference in the nutrients between raw, dry-roasted and oil-roasted nuts?

Brazil 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

Cashews

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

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