Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences
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Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

Nuts contribute protein, fiber and healthy fat to diet

Two free publications on nuts have recently been published by ANR — Nuts:  Safe Methods for Consumers to Handle, Store, and Enjoy and Nuts:  Safe Methods for Home Gardeners to Harvest, Store, and Enjoy.

Both publications outline the nutritional benefits of eating nuts, including information from the FDA affirming that:

  • Including nuts in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Almonds, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts contribute to health through their protein, dietary fiber and unsaturated fat.

The consumer publication includes a handy table outlining optimal freezer and refrigerator storage times for a variety of nuts as well information on nut allergies, nutrition and resources for recipes.

Home gardeners with nut trees will find useful information on harvest times and methods, hulling and drying procedures, safe handling procedures, storage, and nutrition information for almonds, chestnuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts.

Inside both publications is a discussion of recent bacterial outbreaks in nuts and the steps producers have taken to minimize the risk of exposure to consumers.

Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 8:38 AM
Tags: Almonds (2), pecans (2), pistachios (3), walnuts (4)

Comments:

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just go nuts!  
its a very healthy option if you want high protein diet without eating too much meat. they are cholesterol free so you are safe from the dangers of cardiac arrests. this would certainly help people on getting information on nuts and for allergic people to be aware of. now you have an option for your protein diet plan.

Posted by Jerome on October 20, 2010 at 5:16 AM

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