Our Nuts.com family loves all varieties of nuts and values the distinct tastes, flavors, textures, and aromas of each type of nut. We believe that when you buy nuts, they should always be fresh and of superior quality so that you can enjoy them to the fullest.
Types of Nuts
As you can imagine, we keep our nut department well-stocked with every kind of nut. You can even buy bulk nuts by the case at wholesale prices. All nuts are a good source of nutrients, and depending on your preference, you can toss them over salads, use them in recipes, or just snack on them straight out of the bag.
Grab a handful of almonds to munch on between meals or toss them over a salad for a boost of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Or try almond flour to make some scrumptious baked goodies. Pound for pound, almonds are the most nutrient dense of all tree nuts.
We always catch my dad snacking on cashews. Fortunately, the good news here is that cashews are loaded with fiber and protein. And keep in mind that peanuts are not just meant for the ball games. They pack seven grams of protein per serving, and are a good source of antioxidants and B-complex vitamins, so feel free to enjoy them anytime!
Brazil nuts are unique with their high selenium content, whose antioxidant properties protect against heart disease, cancer, and aging. If you’ve never tried these, it’s not too late, as we sell brazil nuts in the shell and raw or roasted out of the shell. I love munching on pistachios, and amazingly, pistachio nuts are packed with fiber.
My favorite way of eating pecans is in pecan pie. Maybe the pie isn’t all that healthy, but pecans sure are, and can even help lower your cholesterol. And don’t forget chocolate pecans for an instant dessert and a healthy dose of antioxidants from their sweet coating! Don’t have a sweet tooth? Throw an ounce of pine nuts into your salad or pesto, and enjoy a crunchy 9% of your daily fiber intake!
Walnuts have some special properties as well, with a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. Treat your taste buds to intensely-flavored black walnuts or sweet candied walnuts. To find out more detailed information on the delicious and healthy nut products we sell, be sure to click on the links above and explore. And, if you really can’t choose just one favorite nut, you can have it all with our mixed nuts!
Health Benefits of Nuts
Remarkably, nuts not only taste great, but they’re loaded with protein, fiber, essential fats, antioxidants and minerals, which also makes them great for you. It seems like every day more and more studies continue to be released extolling the health benefits of eating nuts as a fundamental part of your diet. The FDA has backed this up, claiming that eating additional servings of certain nuts may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Wow! Now that’s something to write home about.
It turns out that just a handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away. A 30-year Harvard study tracking 119,000 men and women found that those who ate nuts nearly every day lowered their mortality risk by 20% compared to those who never ate nuts. Researchers suggest that nuts may promote longevity because they’re packed with healthy fat, protein, vitamins and antioxidants.
If you’re watching your waistline, snacking on nuts is a smart choice. Some people mistakenly think the high fat content in nuts can make you gain weight, but they’re actually a slimming snack. A 2007 Mediterranean study found that frequent nut consumption was associated with a reduced risk of weight gain. Nuts fill you up so you’ll be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods.
Enjoy More Nuts
Looking for new ways to add more nuts to your diet? Jump-start your mornings by adding nuts to your breakfast of oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt. Before you head out for the day, mix up your own custom trail mix with equal parts nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Or toss a handful of nuts over salads for a protein punch and delicious nutty crunch. Try our seasoned nuts for an extra boost of flavor in your snacking regimen.
For an energizing pick-me-up or post-workout snack, we love having nut butters over toast, bagels, or even just a slice of fruit. Chopped nuts are a nutritious addition to baked goods like breads, muffins, brownies, and scones. You can even mix them in a batch of homemade granola bars for snacking on the go. If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with a cookie jar classic like white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. For a decadent treat, try chocolate dipped strawberries rolled in assorted chopped nuts. Getting your daily dose of nuts is much easier than you think!