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Let’s Go Nuts!

why we love nutsIs it any wonder why so many of us are crazy about nuts?

Nuts have it all. They are nutritious, fun to eat, and easy to store. Best of all, they are tasty and satisfying.


According to WebMD, nuts are considered a superfood. “Several studies over the past several years have shown the health benefits of nuts–which contain monounsaturated fat, vitamin Efolic acidmagnesium, copper, protein, and fiber, and are rich in antioxidant phytochemicals. They are a powerhouse of good nutrition that can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease. They’ve also been shown to play an important role in helping to lower “bad” cholesterol levels and raise “good” cholesterol levels. In addition, they can help dilate blood vessels and prevent hardening of the arteries.”


ALMONDS–Contain high amounts of fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, and calcium. 10 Tasty Almond Recipes

BRAZIL NUTS–Loaded with the mineral selenium and zinc. Unique and Delectable Ways to Use Brazil Nuts

CASHEWS–Rich in iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium. Cashew Recipes

MACADAMIA–High in calories but rich in calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. They contain the greatest amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat per serving.  Macadamia Nut Recipes

PEANUTS–Loaded with antioxidants, folic acid, and vitamin E. Healthy Peanut Recipes

PECANS–Packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats. Pecan Recipes

PISTACHIOS–High in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin B6. Cooking With Pistachios

WALNUTS–Great source of antioxidants, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Cooking With Walnuts


  • raw–You don’t need to eat a lot of nuts to reap their nutritional benefits. A small handful every day is all you need. Why Nuts Really are the Super Snack
  • toasted–Roasting them brings out their incredible flavor. Bake for 5-10 minutes in a 350-degree oven. How to Toast Nuts in the Oven
  • accompaniments–Add nuts to cereal, yogurt, pasta, salads, breads, cookies, brownies, and so much more.

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