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Go nuts

  1. 1. Nuts are applied to any dry, hard fruit or seed having a hard, bony, or woody shellsurrounding an internal, edible kernel. In botanical terminology, the term “nut” isrestricted to a one-seeded fruit that has developed from a compound ovary, that hasexternal walls hardened to a woody consistency, and that is indehiscent, which meansthat it does not split open to release its seed. Common examples are acorns andhazelnuts. Examples of fruits or seeds that are popularly but incorrectly termed nutsinclude almonds and walnuts, which are drupes with the fleshy outer layer removed;peanuts, which are seeds contained in pods; and horse chestnuts and Brazil nuts, whichare seeds contained in capsules.Although we tend to think of nuts as snack food, they are terrific sources of protein,vitamins (especially vitamin E), mineral and oils. ALMOND Key nutrients: calcium, fiber, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, folic acid Benefits: help treat skin diseases, impotency, constipation and respiratory disorders. In comparison to all nuts, almonds have the highest calcium and fiber content. They are called the “king of nuts” because of their high nutritional value. CASHEWNUT Key nutrients: iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A Benefits: help treat anemia, improve the quality of your complexion and boost your immune system. PEANUT Key nutrients: protein, fiber, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, vitamins A, B&C Benefits: Is a complete source of protein. They contain a nutrient called resveratrol, which helps treat heart disease and improve immunity levels. PISTACHIO Key nutrients: phosphorus, potassium, sodium, copper, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C & E Benefits: help to purify the blood, and improve functioning of the liver and kidneys. WALNUT Key nutrients: calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B,

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