Nutrition in Nuts
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.
Storage of Nuts
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.
A brief description of individual varieties is given here.
An annual plant belonging to the daisy family, it probably originated in North America or Mexico. Human have cultivated sunflowers as long as 2,000 years ago. The oil extracted from its seeds is used in margarine, varnishes and soaps but the seeds can be eaten whole, raw or cooked.
They can be added to breads and cakes or sprinkled over salad or breakfast cereals. They are a good source of potassium and phosphorous. A delicious Nuts Galore treat is the roasted (in Shell) and lightly Salted kernels that make a perfect anytime snack