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KNOW YOUR NUTS!

April 03, 2024 1 min read

KNOW YOUR NUTS!

Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, contributing to our general health and well-being and, for anyone following a vegan diet, they are an amazing alternative protein source.

But how well do your know your nuts?  Allow us to fill you in...

ALMONDS 

  • Native to the Middle East, almonds are the edible seeds of prunus dulcis, a.k.a. the almond tree.
  • Highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamin E, potassium and magnesium.
  • Great for a healthy heart, brain and strong bones.
  • Perfect in baked goods or toasted salads.

CASHEWS

  • With origins in South America, the cashew nut comes from the tropical evergreen, anacardium occidentale.
  • Low in sugar and rich in fibre, packed with copper and magnesium.
  • Known for energy boosting, as well as brain and heart health.
  • Delicious in curries, salads or on their own as a snack.

BRAZIL NUTS

  • Brazil nuts come from one of the largest and longest-lived trees in the Amazon rainforest, the bertholletia excelsa.
  • High in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as calcium and iron.
  • Promote brain health and may lower cholesterol.
  • Often used in baking, as an ingredient or to decorate fruit cakes.

We Are Fair Trade Ltd sell a range of Fairtrade and Organic nuts well as delicious flavoured Cashew Nuts that are grown, roasted and packaged by the Sunshine Nut Company in Mozambique.  You can browse our range of nuts here 

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