The Power of Protein: Why Peanuts Pack a Punch

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According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, more than 98% of children in the U.S. can enjoy peanuts and other various peanut products safely. Considering that the humble peanut is one of America’s most-beloved foods — and an incredibly nutritious one, at that — that’s very good news. While a lot of us love nothing more than to snack on a handful of roasted peanuts or enjoy starting our day with a piece of whole grain toast with peanut butter on top, you might not realize just how good this little legume is for your body. And when it comes to high protein snacks, peanuts definitely come out on top.

Why is protein so important?
The National Peanut Board reports that protein is essential for bone and muscle health, as well as the health of our skin, blood, and cart...

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Much Ado About Nut-Things: Random Nut Facts You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know

May 10, 2018 Uncategorized  No comments

Generally, when nuts come up in conversation, the talk usually floats in two directions: health benefits and/or allergies. Beyond the benefits of tree nuts and the nutritional value of nuts and seeds, there are some interesting, strange, and sometimes completely random facts that we think you should know.

  • Brazil nuts: Over half of the Brazil nuts in the world are produced in Bolivia, not Brazil. They can also only be grown in the wild. A certain type of bee can pollinate them, and the only way that can happen is if a particular type of orchid is present. Also, the Brazil nut allergy is the only known sexually transmittable allergic reaction.
  • The American walnut and beyond: Walnuts, in general, take the prize of being the oldest consumed tree food, dating back to 7,000 B.C...
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