In this informative summary, Dr. Ed Blonz explains the nutritional benefits of nuts - from sterols that help lower cholesterol to healthy omega-3 fats like alpha-linolenic acid. As Dr. Blonz writes, “All nuts are good for you…”
"Nuts and nut butters provide healthful unsaturated fats, protein, a little fiber, and an array of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Most make significant contributions to your daily intake of folate and other B vitamins. They also have vitamin E (some are substantial sources), copper, magnesium and potassium. Brazil nuts are a particularly good source of selenium; walnuts are richest in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat; almonds are a surprising source of calcium. Phytochemicals in nuts include ellagic acid, polyphenols and saponins, all with antioxidant activity. Sterols in nuts help lower cholesterol, while arginine, an amino acid, relaxes blood vessels and inhibits blood clotting."
Here's the full article in Berkeley Wellness, Ed Blonz's "Supermarket Buying Guide: How to Buy Nuts and Nut Butters."
In future blog posts we’ll explore the science and nutrition of sprouting, so you can learn why we add a major step to the Rich Nuts Sprouted Gourmet Nuts production process - we consider it unlocking the full nutritional potential of nuts, nature’s concentrated food energy source.
Nut nutrition is a key reason long distance hikers and triathletes like Rich Nuts' Go Nuts & Berries - it has a range of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, it has a high nutrition to weight ratio (nutrient density), and it provides a range of benefits from dried organic blueberries, raisins, and goji berries plus Rich Nuts' organic Maple Pecan and Crunchy Curry Cashews.