Nuts is another of Nature's protein source, especially for those folks who choose to be vegetarian and vegan.
Besides protein, they are also full of vitamins and minerals, and ... the healthy fats, in their raw forms. The reason why I make this qualification is that with roasted nuts, if they are roasted in unhealthy oils, all these unhealthy oils will be soaked up in the nuts. As consumers, we might consume these oils unknowingly.
Also, those nuts that are coated in caramel or sugar, or other unhealthy toppings, will come with more calories than in their raw forms.
Needless to say, different nuts will have different contents of nutrients, including different types of antioxidant mix and of different amounts of antioxidants.
Almond - Native to Middle East and South Asia
Brazil Nut - Native to South America
Chestnut - Native to Europe, America, East Asia
Hazelnut - Native to North America, Europe, Asia
Macadamia - Native to Australia
Pecan - Native to Mexico and South central and South eastern parts of USA
Pistachio - Native to West Asia and Asia Minor
Walnut (English) - Native to Persia
Walnut (Black) - Native to USA
Now Found/Grown in:
Almond - now found/grown in North Africa, South Asia, South Europe, USA
Pecan - now found/grown in Australia, other parts of South America, Africa,
Pistachio - now found/grown in USA, Europe, South Asia
Walnut - now found/grown in China, Iran, Europe, South America
Antioxidant Legumes, Beans, Nuts, Seeds, and Grains
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