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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. A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts - more nuts per serving than any other nut and contains more than 10% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, phosphorus and copper.
2. You can get more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios than a 1/2 cup of broccoli or spinach.
3. Pistachios are especially rich in phytosterols, which are directly associated with lowering cholesterol levels, and may offer protection from certain types of cancer.
4. A serving of pistachios has as much thiamin as a 1/2 cup serving of cooked rice.
5. The amount of vitamin B-6 in a one-ounce serving of pistachios is comparable to a standard three-ounce serving of pork or chicken.
6. One serving of pistachios has as much potassium as half a large banana.
7. Pistachios are a very high quality plant source of protein, providing adequate and balanced amounts of essential amino acids. In addition, pistachios are relatively high in a nonessential amino acid, arginine, which may play a potential role in prevention or reduction of cardiovascular disease.
Pistashios have one of the most exotic tantalizing tastes found in any nut. This roasted and salted variety of pistachios offers a stronger, more vivid pistashio flavour. Try a few today from Nuts Galore and you will see for yourself.
PISTASHIOS
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Native to the Near East and Central Asia but has long been cultivated in the Mediterranean region and more recently in California. The kernels are green and are prized as much for their ornamental color as for their flavour. Also sold roasted and salted in their shells as well as Raw kernels. They are marginally more expensive than most other nuts but more than make up for it with their Moorish flavour and enjoyable eating. As the roasted Pistashios are still in their shells it´s hard to shell them as fast as your mouth Craves — try and keep up.