There are a lot of benefits of consuming food made from nuts but exactly how many people do nuts in our everyday meal?
widely popular in the western country
There are a lot of benefits of consuming food made from nuts but exactly how many people do nuts in our everyday meal? One of the popular source of nuts that provides excellent benefits to our body is Macadamia. Never heard of it? It is widely popular in the western country as one of the healthiest food to consume if you are a health junkie.
The popularity of the nuts is mainly based on the sweet taste of the nuts and as well as the immense calories in it as 100g of nuts will provide a whopping amount of 718 calorie/100g which is said to have the highest calorific value among other nuts.
The amount of dietary fibers contained in each 100g serving of macadamia nuts is at the recommended daily intake and it contains no cholesterol. The fact that it is free from gluten add to its popularity from diet junkies and patients that have wheat gluten allergy and celiac disease.
The macadamia nuts can be found all year round in the market and it comes in different preparation such as shelled, unshelled, salted, roasted or sweetened. Unshelled nuts are better than processed nuts and can be kept for several months if you store it in a cool and dry place where they will remain fresh to be consumed. Shelled nuts can be kept refrigerated to keep them from turning rancid.
Macadamia nuts can be served as spread for sandwiches too if you prefer less hassle with the preparation of food.
The Macadamia Spread from Cathedral Cove is an excellent example of a delicious spread that contains all the benefits of the nuts itself.
baked cashew nuts
Even though cashew nuts don’t provide as much calories as macadamia nuts, a total of 500 calories per 100g is nothing to look down to. The nutrients it provides such as they are packed with solutary dietary fibers, minerals, vitamins and health promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect from cancer and diseases, not to mention it is a good source to help regulate heart problems as the fatty acids contain in the nuts help lower harmful cholesterol to our body.
Cashew can be enjoyed as snacks or they can be mixed with other dry fruits or even curry. The recommended healthy way to consume is eaten with other natural products such as fruits with cashew spread or using it as salad dressing.