Tag: nutrition

Benefits of Tiger Nuts

Benefits of Tiger Nuts

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist Have you heard of tiger nuts? It’s one of those foods that has not become super popular yet but is making it’s way into the health food market. In Spain, they’re known as “chufa” and are mostly popular for the creation […]

Walnuts Improve Gut Flora: New Research

Walnuts Improve Gut Flora: New Research

By Florencia Tagliavini, Nutritionist With so many people writing about health and nutrition these days – it’s hard to know what information is trustworthy. There has been a lot of information about nuts and their health benefits. How true is it? Well, it’s important to […]

Facts about Hazelnuts

Facts about Hazelnuts

Geographic Source One of the oldest agricultural crops, hazelnuts are believed to have originated in Asia and then moved into Europe. Today, the principal hazelnut producing countries are Turkey, Italy, Spain and the U.S.A. Nutrition & Health Like most nuts, hazelnuts are naturally cholesterol free, […]

Facts about Macadamias

Facts about Macadamias

History/Geographic Fact This tree nut is native to the Australian rainforest and named for the Scottish-born chemist who first cultivated it, John McAdam. In 1882, the macadamia was introduced to Hawaii, now the world’s largest exporter. Macadamia’s are some of the most sought-after nuts in the […]

Facts about Brazil Nuts

Facts about Brazil Nuts

Interesting Fact Brazil nuts are botanically not nuts but are in fact seeds from the Brazil nut tree, one of the largest trees growing upward 200 feet found in the Amazon. Geographic Source They are native to South America and surprisingly the greatest exporter is not […]

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, […]