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Nuts

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Nuts have sweet, salty, and crunchy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. They can be eaten as a snack, either raw or roasted.
  2. They can be added to bakery products like cakes, cookies, and biscuits.
  3. They can be used to sprinkle over dishes and desserts.

Common names and forms

  1. Assorted nuts
  2. Chopped nuts
  3. Dryfruits
  4. Mixed nuts

Description

Nut is a fruit having inedible hard shell and an edible seed. Nuts have many varieties like almond, cashew, walnut, peanut, hazelnut, pistachio etc.

Health benefits

  • Nuts are low in carbs and high in fats.(1)
  • Nuts contain a high amount of antioxidants that control free radicals.(1)
  • Nuts in moderation  increase the good cholesterol levels and lower the bad cholesterol levels in the body.(1)
  • Nuts are beneficial for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome patients.(1)
  • They help in reducing inflammation.(1)
  • They contain high fiber that improves gut health.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose raw, fresh, and crunchy nuts and avoid if they have a musty, or rancid smell.

Note

Excessive consumption of nuts may cause allergic reactions like itching and rashes. It may cause ulcers in the mouth. It can also affect the respiratory tract and cause sneezing and cough. Gastrointestinal reactions like diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain may also occur.(2)

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