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Nuts are very nutritious, providing protein and many essential vitamins, such as A and E, minerals, such as phosphorous and potassium, and fibre.
Nuts are also high in carbohydrate and monounsaturated oils, so should be as part of your daily
diet whereas pulses all belong to the legume group of plants, nuts come from a variety of different plant groups, so the nutritional content is more varied too.
A brief description of individual varieties is given.
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Nuts should be stored in cool, dry conditions in airtight containers away from the light.
Because of their high levels monounsaturated oils, RAW Nuts
benefit from storage in the fridge
or freezer to greatly increase their shelf life.
As a general rule nuts should not be kept for longer than a year.
DRIED FRUITS
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Australia is one of the world's largest importers of dried fruits, importing in excess of 8,000 tonnes; we are also the world best producer of sultanas.
Dried fruit is widely used in baking, confectionery, breakfast cereals
and manufacturing, adding a combination of sweetness and moisture.
Christmas is traditionally the most popular time to enjoy dried fruit in puddings, cakes and pies. It is, however, a fruit for all seasons, as dried fruit in breads, scones and biscuits are enjoyed all year round.
Dried fruits are also increasingly favoured in savoury recipes and the ever popular Indian and Middle Eastern dishes.