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Healthy and Best types of nuts for health

Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease fighting vitamins.
Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. Still, some nuts are healthier than others. nuts are nature's way of showing us that good things come.

Cashew nuts
Cashews contain more iron per gram than lean rump steak. And if you want to increase the absorption rate of iron, eat them with a glass of orange juice, as the vitamin C in the juice significantly improves its absorption. They also provide lots of zinc and potassium.Cashew nuts have a lower fat content and a higher protein and carbohydrate content than other types of nuts. The fat that they do contain is mostly (65%) derived from oleic acid, a monounsaturated oil with known benefits in protecting against heart disease and cancer.          READ MORE >>
Omega 3 Fatty Acid Rich Nuts
Nuts rich in omega-3 fatty acids support cognitive function and help you concentrate. Your body uses omega-3 fatty acids to maintain healthy gray matter and support brain cell function. Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids acids in your system negatively affect your concentration, reducing your capacity for learning and memory formation. English walnuts are especially rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids -- each ounce contains 2.6 grams, or your entire daily recommended intake. Black walnuts also contain some omega-3 fatty acids, at 0.6 gram per ounce.   READ MORE >>


Macadamias
Macadamia nuts, high in oleic acid, the same heart-healthy fat found in olive oil, may preserve brain health by keeping your blood pressure low and preventing stroke, according to a study published in the August 2011 issue of the journal Neurology. A fatty acid known as palmitoleic acid, also found in high quantities in macadamia nuts, is an important component of myelin, the fatty layer that insulates and protects nerve cells in the brain. As such, macadamia nuts may contribute to healthy early brain development and normal brain function.  READ MORE:-




Beech

Any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs
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Butternut



oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family

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Candle nut


It has a very hard shell usually sold with the shell removed. The cream colored kernel is about the size of a chestnut.

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Sweet chestnut

The Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa, family Fagaceae), also known as the Spanish Chestnut, Portuguese Chestnut or European chestnut, is a species of chestnut originally native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor.

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Gevuina avellana



Is a species related to macadamia that produces a similar edible nut but is adapted to cool climates.


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Hickory nut

An extremely hard-shelled, high-fat nut used in cakes, cookies, sweet breads, and candies. They are also suitable in recipes calling for pecans.


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Kola Nut

bitter brown seed containing caffein source of cola extract. Also called Cola Nut and Cola. Central nervous system stimulant, diuretic antidepressant, and astringent.

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Mamoncillo nut



Is actually the seed of a Spanish lime.



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Maya nut



Known as the breadnut related to the fig and the mulberry.



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Mongongo

Dry fruits are first steamed to soften the skins. After peeling, the fruits are then cooked in water until the maroon colored flesh separates from the hard inner nuts. The pulp is eaten, and the nuts are saved to be roasted later. I wouldnt eat this one as the nuts are collected from elephant dung.

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Oak acorns

The acorn, or oak nut, is the nut of the oaks and their close relatives. Acorns are one of the most important wildlife foods in areas where oaks occur.


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ogbono nut



Is a sun dried fat and protein rich nut




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Paradise nut


The seed of the sapucaia.








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pili nut
A nut from a tree native to the Philippines and other Pacific Islands. This light brown, triangular nut has a smooth, hard shell. Normally roasted before being eaten and is added to rice dishes and used to make confections.

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Horse chestnut


buckeye: the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut.




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Lychee




Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed often dried.




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Cacao




The cacao bean is the seed of the fruit often thought of as a culinary nut.



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Soy nut

Soy nuts are made from whole soybeans which have been soaked in water and then baked until crisp and brown.


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Illipe



A nut yielding a fat having similar properties to cocoa butter.



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Pandanus



Old World tropical palm like trees having huge prop roots and edible cone like fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves.



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