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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.
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1. A research study conducted at Loma Linda University and published in the September 2001 issue of the Journal of Nutrition has confirmed what many pecan lovers have known all along. Pecans not only taste good, but they are good for you - especially when it comes to lowering cholesterol levels. They found that adding just a handful of pecans to a traditional low-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet can have a dramatic impact on the diet's effectiveness. When the Loma Linda study participants were on the pecan-enriched diet, they lowered their total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol twice as much as they did when they ate the American Heart Association (AHA) Step I diet. Just as importantly, the pecan-enriched diet lowered blood triglyceride levels and helped maintain desirable levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol compared to the Step I diet, which often unfavorably raises triglycerides and usually lowers HDL levels.
2. Pecans can't mend your broken heart, but they can help protect it. The plant sterols in pecans help battle heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels, and according to research, a cup portion of pecans daily can significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, helping to clear the arteries. The nutrients in pecans ain't so bad for you either, zinc helps guard against infections, vitamin E protects against cancer, and vitamin A helps keep your complexion clear.
Pecan halves, fresh from the farm. Great for ice cream, sweets, cakes and of course pecan pies.
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A native of N America where it is used extensively in ice cream, cakes, nut bread and confectionery. The flavour is rather like a mild, sweet walnut. Australia now produces commercial quantities of this delicious nut and can be purchased through all the Nuts Galore stores nationally.