Nuts

Almond

Although considered to be nuts, almonds are seeds of plants almonds, stone fruits. Because of its great benefits to health, growing from the Mediterranean in the 18th century expanded to California, which is now the world's largest producer of almonds, followed by Italy and Spain (worldatlas.com).
Nonpareil is considered as the best and most delicious almond variety. It has bright color, uniform, smooth grain and gently sweet taste without bitterness. It is excellent as a natural product or for processing, and it is easy to blanch.

Variety: 
Nonpareil Supreme NPS cal. 23/25 SAD, Carmel Supreme cal. 23/25 USA; Almonds blanched be blanched in our factory.
Harvest: 
Aug (USA), March/April (Australia).
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
575 kcal 49 g (3 g saturated) 21 g 12 g

Nutritional source of: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, vitamins E and B1.

Almond helps regulate body weight by reducing fat deposits. It alkalizes the body and helps with heartburn, improves the functioning of the nervous system and brain function. It can help reduce blood pressure and reduce cholesterol, thereby contributing to the prevention of stroke and heart attack.

Hazelnuts

Haazelnut is the fruit of the Mediterranean shrub plants hazel, spread through Europe and West Asia. The world's largest producer of hazelnuts is Turkey, followed by Italy. Due to its sweet taste, hazelnuts are represented in many food products and pastries.

Variety: 
Levant size 13-15 mm and 15-17 mm; Turkey, Italy, Croatia. Variety of roasted kernels: Giresun size 13-15 mm, Turkey.
Harvest: 
August (Turkey), Sep (Italy).
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
628 kcal 61 g (11 g saturatted) 15 g 10 g

Nutritional source of: magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin E.

They are rich in phytosterols that have the ability to prevent cardiovascular diseases and tumors. They contain essential acid that helps improve memory and folic acid is essential for pregnant women. Thanks to the high vitamin E content, hazelnuts helps the fight against free radicals. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids that reduce harmful LDL cholesterol.

Wallnuts

Today nuts are grown in areas from Southeast Europe to Japan, and in some parts of California, Canada and Argentina. However, the world's largest producers are the United States, Romania and Ukraine. It is considered that he most precious is a brightly colored walnut with a large portion of the pole. Walnuts can be consumed individually, add them to fruits or vegetables, desserts, sauces, ice cream and cakes.

Variety: 
Chandler (LHP light halved pieces, 40% halfs or LHP 20%); USA, Romania or Ukraine.
Harvest: 
Oct (USA), Sep (China, India), Apr (Chile).
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
606 kcal 54 g (9 g saturated) 20 g 7 g

Nutritional source of: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6.

They are rich in antioxidants, and contain a lot of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Regular consumption of nuts can contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease, some cancers and diabetes type 2. One of the interesting things is that walnut looks like a little brain, and it is known that walnuts help develop more than thirty neuro-transmitters for brain function.

Peanuts

Although many consider it as a nuts, peanuts belong to the leguminous family. Flowering plants develop above the ground and then, because of their weight, bend into the ground where fruits of about 6 cm in length are grown, in which 1 to 4 seeds are covered with a reddish-thin shell.

It is grown in Central and South America and in Mediterranean countries, mostly in Israel. It is considered that Israel peanuts are the highest quality peanuts, exceptionally large, bright shells of a regular texture whose seeds are large and sweet tasted.

For consumption we seeds must be fried and it is extremely important to match the temperature and the time of frying. Peeling of peanuts is 140 to 160 oC, 20 to 30 minutes.
Non-roasted peanuts are not delicious and difficult to digest.
Peanut fry in shell or shelled. Peanut fried without shell is usually added with oil and salt. However, today it is more popular to dry fry, without adding oil and without adding salt.

Variety: 
Israel Super Jumbo 7-9 (pieces in ounce), peanut in shell: USA Fancy 11/13, peanut in shell Virginia: USA. Peanut in shell: Water Washed 11/13, China. Peanut blanched 40/50 (medium), China.
Harvest: 
Peanut in shell Sep (China), Oct (USA) Peanut blanched (China), Apr/Jun (Argentina)
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
623 kcal 51 g (9 g saturated) 29 g 9 g

Nutritional source of: calcium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B3.

Peanut is a source of mono unsaturated fats that help to prevent cardiovascular disease. It contains antioxidants, and they reduce the risk of developing cancerous diseases. Peanut improves brain function and memory. The fiber content improves the digestion and function of the intestine.

The diversity of peanut nutrition in the world is wide. In the West it is consumed as a snack, in cakes or as a supplement to salads and salted meats, while in the US widespread use of high energy peanut butter for preparing sandwiches and cakes. In Asia it is used to prepare satay sauces, in India it is offered after meals, in Africa as a supplement of seasoned meals.

Pistachios

The plant looks like a decorative bush, adapted to warmer climatological conditions. The fruit of pistachio is wrapped in a beige shell that lightly shoots and opens at maturation. Green seeds are placed in a shell. Usually it is consumed in a fresh state, unprocessed but also fried with salt addition and often in the ice cream, butter, confectionery and meat product manufacturing industry as a supplement. It is considered that pistachios originating in the United States are healthier than Turkish, which are strictly controled to the content of aflatoxins.

Variety: 
Pistachios in shell: Extra No.1, 21/23 pcs/ounce, NO (naturally opened), SAD. Pistachios in shell: 80% whole, USA.
Harvest: 
Oct. (USA)
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
608 kcal 48 g (6 g saturated) 24 g 10 g

Nutritional source of: phosphorus, magnesium, copper, vitamin E and B complex.

Pistachio abounds with vitamin E that is antioxidant and protects against cancer, and also acts against aging, so pistachios are used in cosmetic preparations and called natural botox. High levels of potassium reduce the level of cortisol, stress hormones, and reduce the occurrence of some stress-related illnesses. In folk medicine, it is used for stomach and kidney pain.

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is made from minced and dried coconut "meat". It is produced by drying and separating coconut milk from its pulp and by baking the remaining part at low temperature.
Coconut flour has become one of the favorite foods in vegetarian, gluten-free and diabetic diets. Due to the high proportion of fiber, protein and healthy fat, low glycemic index and low calories, it is becoming increasingly popular among those who want to lose weight. It is a good alternative for all those who have allergic reactions to cereals or nuts that produce some types of flour. It is especially good for those who suffer from celiac disease or have digestive disorders caused by diet rich in popular types of flour.

Because it comes from solid particles coconut, coconut flour retains a large number of those fats that make the coconut so loved by health enthusiasts. Most of these fats are essential protective fats with antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. They also speed up the metabolism, making coconut flour suitable for weight loss.
The content of fat that differs from coconut flour, so we have greasy, better and more expensive coconut flour (Philippines, Sri Lanka) and bulk flour with a small fat content (Indonesia).

Variety: 
HF (High fat), expensive, min.60% fat, Caliber Fine grade 1-2 mm. LF (Low fat), Caliber Fine grade 1-2 mm, Medium grade 3-4 mm.
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
660 kcal 65 g (53 g saturated) 7 g 18 g

Nutritional source of: potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, vitamin B.

Coconut flour can be used in sweet and salty recipes. Because of its insensitivity to mild taste and smell, it easily combines with other ingredients and does not conceal other flavors. While dried it has a smooth texture, but becomes dense when it is cooked or baked. It is widely used in the preparation of various types of desserts, cakes, muffins and pancakes, and it fits in with chocolate and fruits.

By adding coconut flour to the diet, it can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, and prevent cancer and diabetes. Experts claim that these benefits stem from the fact that coconut flour contains an unusually high level of dietary fiber. Coconut flour accelerates metabolism, regulates digestion, helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level, strengthens digestive system health, and participates in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Coconut flour, natural coconut, cube or leaflets is a very healthy food, which can be a ready-made snack. For those who do not tolerate lactose, the alternative is coconut milk.

Cashew

Cashew nut is not really a nut, but a seed cashew apple - the fruit of cashews. Cashew nut is grown in tropical regions of the world because of the fruit and seeds. Seed is used as a snack, in salads, pastries, salads and vegetable dishes, and in pastries can be used as a substitute for almonds. It can be eaten raw, dry roasted or fried in seed oil, saline, or no, it is now increasingly popular.

It has a delicious sweet taste and is appreciated by the naturally white color.

Variety: 
Caliber 320, W (white 300 – 320 pcs in ounce), India or Vietnam. WW – white wholes (colour and seed).
Harvest: 
March/Apr (India, Vietnam), Aug/MArch (East Africa).
Nutritional Value in 100 g Fatt Proteins Fibers
602 kcal 46 g (8 g saturated) 21 g 3,3 g

Nutritional source of: copper, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus.

Cashew nut is rich in unsaturated acids that keep heart health, lowering the bad LDL cholesterol and blood sugar in the body. It is an excellent source of antioxidants. It contains copper that improves iron absorption, bone development and melanin production that gives skin color. High magnesium content helps with muscle cramps and chronic fatigue.