What are tree nuts?

The tree nut family includes (but is not limited to) almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. Tree nuts are different to peanuts as they are from a different family. As the name suggests, tree nuts grow on trees and are a hard-shelled fruit, whereas peanuts are a legume … Continue reading What are tree nuts?

How do I buy and store nuts?

Buying nuts For nuts in the shell: choose clean nuts free from cracks and holes. Nuts in their shell should be heavy for their size, indicating a fresh, solid kernel. For nut kernels: choose crisp, plump and solid kernels indicating high quality. Unless you plan to use kernels as a garnish, they do not need … Continue reading How do I buy and store 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

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