Nuts are much more than a delicious source of protein. Nutritionists have been taking a closer look at these tiny little nuggets of goodness, and they’ve made some surprising discoveries about nut nutrition. Nuts contain higher amounts of mono- and poly-unsaturated (good) fats and lower amounts of saturated (bad) fats. Nuts can also be excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals, such as the antioxidant vitamin E.
More and more, people are finding new ways to incorporate nuts into their lifestyles. Beyond snacking, nuts can add a delicious and satisfying crunch to every meal. Learn more about what each unique and tasty nut can bring to your table!
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Qualified Health Claim: Nuts and Coronary Heart Disease
Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachio nuts and walnuts) as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease (See nutrition information for fat content).