Nuts and heart health

Enjoying a handful of nuts every day can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by more than 20% and coronary heart disease by nearly 30% [1]. And if you have heart disease, eating nuts can reduce your risk of dying from it [1].Regularly eating nuts can also significantly reduce total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol … Continue reading Nuts and heart health

What does a 30g serve of nuts look like?

A healthy handful of nuts each day supports good health.  A 30g serve of nuts is equivalent to approximately: 20 almonds 10 Brazil nuts 15 cashews 4 chestnuts 20 hazelnuts 15 macadamias 15 pecans 2 tablespoons pine nuts 30 pistachio kernels 10 whole walnuts

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? 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

Where are nuts grown?

Tree nuts are grown all over the world, and most types are grown here in Australia. Tree nuts have been grown in Australia for over 100 years, with productivity increasing. The only nuts that aren’t grown at all in Australia are Brazil nuts, as they need the rainforests of the Amazon to grow. Almonds Almonds … Continue reading Where are nuts grown?

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?

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