Scientists speculate nuts may have been around tens of millions of years ago when the continents were still fused- a landmass known as Pangea. We know this because nuts are native to both the Old World and New.

Cultivated for 12,000 years, nuts are one of nature’s richest foods. Over 300 types of nuts exist, but those most commonly enjoyed include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, as well as pine nuts and macadamia nuts.

Full of minerals and packed with monounsaturated fat, nuts help to balance blood sugar and protect the heart.

See individual nuts for nutrition information.

Selecting and Storing Nuts

Store nuts in closed containers in the refrigerator or freezer to avoid rancidity. It is best to buy fresh raw nuts with shells, as they will store longer than shelled, cooked varieties.

Preferences: No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts, No Molds, No Citrus, No Tubers, No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Eggs, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Seeds, No Soy, No Dairy, No Poultry, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains,

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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