Common nut myths

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? How many nuts can you eat at a time? Are raw nuts better than roasted nuts? Can you eat salted nuts? Do you … Continue reading Common nut myths

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?

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?

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

Chestnuts

Chestnuts are quite different from other nuts both nutritionally and culinarily. They have a sweet nutty taste, but a texture more like a baked potato. Nutritionally, chestnuts are more like a wholegrain as they are low in fat, contain protein as well as carbohydrates and dietary fibre. They contain a similar profile of vitamins and … Continue reading Chestnuts

Hazelnuts

Like all tree nuts, hazelnuts 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 Hazelnuts

Macadamias

Like all tree nuts, macadamias 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 Macadamias

Nut health benefits and facts

Nuts, like fruit and vegetables, are a vital part of a healthy diet and should be enjoyed every day. Let’s crack open some nut specifics: Almonds – Are rich in Vitamin E, with just a handful (30g, or about 20 nuts) providing over 80% of the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI). Vitamin E is a fat-soluble … Continue reading Nut health benefits and facts

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