Types of nuts and their benefits
Nuts are typically seen as a healthy alternative to fast food. For all those times when you can't find the time to cook but you don't want to turn to junk food. So, here is some useful information about some of our favourite types of nuts:
The buttery and salty taste of cashews makes them an irresistible quick snack in between your errands or in front of the TV at night. Cashews are also often used to make milk and butter, which is a great alternative for the fans of vegetarian and vegan diets. One cup (112 g) of cashews contains 20 g protein, 52 g fat, 32 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 4 g sugar and 344 mg sodium.
Probably best known as a wonderful addition to chocolate, hazelnuts are small, round and sweet. One cup (135 g) of them contains 20 g protein, 82 g fat, 22 g carbohydrates, 13 g fibre, 6 g sugar and 918 mg potassium.
Macadamia may be most often associated with recipes for cookies, brownies, and desserts in general, however it is actually rich in healthy fats. It can be added to salads and soups, but preferably in the form of purée.
One cup of macadamia (134 g) contains 10 g protein, 101 g fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 11 g fibre, 6 g sugar, 7g sodium and 492 mg potassium.