Nuts

Raisins

A partially dried grape. Did you know that raisins were discovered by accident? Historians say that the first raisins were discovered back in 2000 BC when some grapes were accidentally left to dry in the sun. Ever since then, people have popularized the use of grapes as its raisin form. Research shows that raisins can lower your risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure and blood sugar. The fiber in raisins works to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, which reduces strain on your heart. Raisins are also a good source of potassium.

Dried Apricots

Dried apricots are a type of traditional dried fruit. When treated with sulfur dioxide, the color is vivid orange. Organic fruit not treated with sulfur vapor is darker in color and has a coarser texture. Small apricots are normally dried whole. Larger varieties are dried in halves, without the kernel or stone. Dried Apricots are High in Vitamin A, Which Contributes to the Maintenance of Normal Vision and Skin" Of all dried fruits, dried apricots contain the highest amount of vitamin A, which is considered an essential nutrient, which contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and skin, among other benefits.

Pistachio

The edible pale green seed of an Asian tree. Making nuts such as pistachios a part of your everyday eating is associated with decreased risk of death from cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease Pistachios and other nuts are a mainstay of the healthy Mediterranean diet. Pistachio is from late Middle English "pistace", from Old French, superseded in the 16th century by forms from Italian "pistacchio", via Latin from Greek πιστάκιον "pistákion", from Middle Persian "*pistak".

Peanut

The oval seed of a tropical South American plant, often roasted and salted and eaten as a snack or used to make oil or animal feed. The peanut, while grown in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world, is native to the Western Hemisphere. It probably originated in South America and spread throughout the New World as Spanish explorers discovered the peanut's versatility. When the Spaniards returned to Europe, peanuts went with them. Peanuts are rich in protein, fat, and fiber. While peanuts may have a large amount of fat, most of the fats they contain are known as “good fats.” These kinds of fats actually help lower your cholesterol levels. Peanuts are also an excellent source of: Magnesium.

Walnut

The large wrinkled edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell which is enclosed in a green fruit. The walnut passing from Greece to Romania was named there Jovis Glanas (fruit of Jupiter). The Juglans word used today as the scientific name of walnut is derived from Jovis Glans. The walnut, which was taken from Italy to France and Spain, passed from there to Portugal and to the south of Germany. When consumed regularly, walnuts may lead to genetic changes and prevent the risk of colorectal cancer, as found in a Harvard study. With so many benefits, you only need to consume 1-2 walnuts per day.
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