Versatile and Nutritious nuts are a very health food!
Check out the A B C of healthy nutritous nut below:
For… heart-healthy monosaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, calcium for healthy bones and teeth, and magnesium, phospghorous and zinc.
Try them… sprinkled with a little soy sauce and roasted in the oven for a savoury treat, or dipped in egg white, rolled in sugar and cinnamon and roasted.
For…. selenium and vitamin E, which can help to combat harmful free radicals, maggnesium to boost energy, firbre to keep your digestion healthy, and a host of other minerals and nutients.
Try them… raw, in cakes and backing, or dipped in dark chocolate for a sweet treat (maybe not so healthy this way though).
For… antioxidant vitamin C to protect against infections and disease, vitamin B6 and folate to help build healthy tissues, and potassium to help ensure balanced blood pressure and healthy nerves and muscles.
Try them… scored and roasted (on an open fire) or in the oven of course, preserved in sugar as marrons glaces (again maybe not so healthy!), or in soups.
For… monounsaturated fatty acids, iron vital for healthy red blood cells, folate, manganese, vitamin K and copper.
Try them… raw, roasted and in biscuits and cakes. Use them toasted, ground.
For… nerve-friendly vitamin B6, blood pressure-lowering potassium, copper, manganese and lutein for healthy eyes.
Try them… roasted and salted, or crushed and sprinkled on Turkish Delight.
For… the plant compound resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, as well as vitamin E, copper, manganese, zinc and B vitamins for healthy nerves.
Try them… with dry fruit for a protein snack, in muesli or biscuits.
For… heart and brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in manganesem, copper, antioxidant, plant, chemicals and B vitamins.
Try them… as a “pesto” – raw caramelised, crushed with garlic, olive oil, parmesan and lots of parsley.