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Facts about Pecans

Facts about Pecans

Interesting Facts The Pecan tree is the only tree nut native to North America. Up to 80% of pecans are produced in the United States. Pecan trees can bear fruits for more than 300 years. Nutrition & Health Like most nuts, pecans are naturally cholesterol free, […]

Facts about Cashews

Facts about Cashews

Facts about Cashews Interesting Fact Cashew nuts are a kidney or bean shaped seeds that grow at the end of the cashew apple on a tree that is about 30 feet tall. Geographic Source Cashews are native to Brazil. Today the leading producers of cashews […]

Facts about Walnuts

Facts about Walnuts

Facts about Walnuts Walnuts are the oldest tree food known to man, dating back to 7000 B.C. Native to Persia, they were reserved for royalty. The Greeks called it the ¨nut of Jupiter¨, the nut for the gods. Walnuts have been regarded as the symbols […]

Facts about Almonds

Facts about Almonds

Facts about Almonds History Almonds are the seeds of the fruit of the almond tree.  Thought to have originated in Western Asia and North Africa, they are one of the oldest nuts and have been written about in many historical texts, including the Bible. Geographic […]

To Soak or Not to Soak? All About Phytic Acid

To Soak or Not to Soak? All About Phytic Acid

To Soak or Not to Soak? All About Phytic Acid By Florencia Tagliavini, The NutraMilk Nutritionist You have heard advice about soaking, sprouting or roasting nuts, seeds, legumes, grains primarily to remove the phytic acid in them which inhibits mineral absorption and to better digest […]

Raw vs Roasted Nuts: Which Is Healthier?

Raw vs Roasted Nuts: Which Is Healthier?

Raw vs Roasted Nuts: Which Is Healthier? By Authority Nutrition Nuts are extremely healthy and make a perfect snack when you’re on the go. They are packed with healthy fats, fiber and protein, and they’re a great source of many important nutrients and antioxidants. What’s more, studies have […]