24.12.2010 17.Tevet, 5771
It’s true that they are high in fat and calories, but nuts also contain many beneficial nutrients and are very tasty.
They’ve been badmouthed; they’ve been slandered. And while it’s true that nuts are high in fat and calories, it’s also true that they contain beneficial unsaturated fat, are nutritionally dense and help reduce cholesterol, the risk of heart disease and diabetes. And that’s just for starters.
All nuts have similar nutritional value, but each excels in one nutrient or another. Almonds contain large amounts of vitamins E and B2, a wealth of minerals and the essential amino acid tryptophan. Walnuts excel in omega-3 fatty acids, pecans have significant amounts of iron, calcium and phosphorus. Brazil nuts are high in selenium. Cashews are a good source of magnesium and are somewhat lower in fat than most nuts, and peanuts are a good source of protein, copper, manganese, folate, tryptophan and vitamin B3….