Do You Know Nuts?

October 22, 2021

Are you a bit nuts about nuts? We are! And here are some cool facts about our favorite snack!

  • Almonds need honeybees to pollinate them so they can grow.
  • You can use walnuts as a gluten-free base for anything that needs a crust
  • Ancient Greeks believed hazelnuts could treat coughing and baldness
  • Peanuts account for 2/3 of all nut consumption
  • Pine nuts get their name because they are found inside pinecones
  • The magnesium in sunflower seeds can help promote a healthy mood
  • Pistachios get their green color from the same pigment that colors spinach and kale
  • Cashews are in the same plant family as poison ivy. Their shells hold all of the itchy oil.
  • Pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw in order to preserve the healthy fats
  • Just 2 Brazil nuts provide the recommended daily intake of selenium. In fact, Brazil nuts have the most selenium of all food sources!
  • At 6 grams per ounce, almonds and pistachios have the most protein per serving. Pine nuts come in last, with only 1 gram pf protein per serving.

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