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It’s that time of year where you’ll begin to see nuts stocking the store shelves. There are so many different types to choose from, and they even have their own beneficial factors. It’s best to eat a variety of nuts so you can maximize their unique benefits, and portioning them out will also go a long way. Here are the types you should go “nuts” for this fall.
The tremendous trio of healthy fats, fiber and protein are the nutrients that help fight against hunger and heart disease. They also help you live longer, and at times make you smarter. Not only that, but some nuts also contain inflammation-fighting omega-3s, antioxidants, and other beneficial vitamins and minerals.
The most two common major types of walnuts are grown for their seeds - the Persian or English, and the Black Walnut. The English walnut originated in Iran (Persia), and the Black walnut originated from eastern North America.
Not only do they make a perfect addition to a nut cheesecake, but these tree nuts have a lot of benefits. Native to northern Mexico and southern United States in the region of the Mississippi River, the pecan is a species of hickory.
Although mysterious, almonds are thought to have originated in the Mediterranean area of Europe, because explorers ate almonds while traveling on the Silk Road between the Mediterranean area and central and eastern Asia.
The pistachios grow on trees native to the regions of Central Asia, including present-day Iran and Afghanistan. This popular nuts are not only tasty in popular dishes, such as ice cream and desserts. They also contain several essential nutrients.
This tree nut is native to the tropical regions of Brazil, but is typically produced for commerce coming from Africa and India. It produces a long and fleshy stalk called a cashew apple, which looks like a small pear.