Omega-3 fatty acids in nuts

A high intake of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), may significantly lower our risk of dying. But how much ALA do we need and what are the best food sources? Spoiler: walnuts are one of the few plant foods rich in ALA! Omega-3s in a nutshell Omega-3 fatty acids (also called omega-3 … Continue reading Omega-3 fatty acids in nuts

Is roasting nuts ok?

We all know that raw (natural) nuts are a great everyday food. But what about roasted nuts? Is roasting nuts ok? Raw and roasted: A similar nutritional make-up Both raw and roasted (whether dry or oil roasted) nuts have a similar nutrient composition. That said, small differences do occur between raw and roasted nuts. This … Continue reading Is roasting nuts ok?

Episode 7 – A nut audit

May 2021. About this episode: It’s fair to say that nuts have earned their place as a key food within healthy eating patterns. In fact, research clearly and consistently shows that nuts are essential for good health. Yet most Australians (98%, in fact), fall well short of the recommended ‘healthy handful’ (around 30g) a day, … Continue reading Episode 7 – A nut audit

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:

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