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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. The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.
2. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that diets higher in monounsaturated fats from peanuts and peanut butter reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% compared to the average American Diet, whereas a low-fat diet reduced the risk by only 12%.
3. A diet containing peanuts and peanut butter is a good source of protein and helps to include more of the "good fat" (unsaturated fat) and both naturally have zero cholesterol.
Unsalted extra large Australian peanuts out of the shell, roasted to perfection. Australia's favorite snack is now even fresher from Nuts Galore.
PEANUTS
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Also known as groundnuts or monkey nuts, peanuts are actually legumes. Of South American origin, it's now an important crop all over the tropics, southern USA and Australia (Kingaroy (Queensland) peanuts are used at NUTS GALORE and are considered to among the best in the world). It gets its name groundnut because as the pods ripen, they are actually forced underground. Peanuts are high in protein and contain 40–50% oil. The oil is used in cooking, as salad oil, in margarines and the residue is fed to animals. Whole peanuts can be eaten raw or roasted or made into peanut butter (look out for brands which do not contain hydrogenated oils, which are highly saturated). They are relatively inexpensive, while still maintaining flavour and good nutrition of most the other nuts.