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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.
Nuts Galore Health Facts
1. Brazil nuts have about 2,500 times as much selenium as any other nut. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which has been proven to protect against heart disease and cancers like prostate cancer.
2. Brazil nuts high selenium content also discourages the ageing process and stimulates the immune system. In a study of patients with early Alzheimer's disease, antioxidants - including selenium - boosted mood and mental performance. Like all nuts, brazil nuts are an excellent source of protein and fiber.
3. Brazil nuts are high in minerals including zinc and magnesium, and contain useful amounts of phosphorous, copper and iron.
Another naturally healthy nut, Brazil Nuts are high in protein, calcium, iron, zinc, and are one of the best natural dietary sources of selenium.
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A native of South America (the Amazon). The nuts grow inside a hard, woody fruit rather like a coconut shell which has to be broken open to expose the 12–24 nuts inside. They contain the highest level of naturally occurring Selenium of any nut (Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes.
The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals). Shelled and cleaned Brazil nuts are available from all Nuts Galore stores try the unique taste of fresh Brazil nuts they are a real delight.