News from the Nuttery

Benefits of a Walnut-Rich Diet on Weight Loss

While nutrition experts know that eating the right kinds of dietary fat is key to a healthier lifestyle, some consumers still fear fats when trying to lose weight.  Education is key!

According to a new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, a diet containing unsaturated fats, such as those found in walnuts and olive oil, may have similar effects on weight loss as compared to a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet. Interestingly this study shows that a diet containing walnuts also positively impacts heart health markers, while also achieving weight loss.
“One of the surprising findings of this study was that even though walnuts are higher in fat and calories, the walnut-rich diet was associated with the same degree of weight loss as a lower fat diet,” said Dr. Rock, lead researcher from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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Not to mention the benefits to your skin and hair!

Happy Crunching!


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Prices are falling!

This is a good year for almonds, cashews, and walnuts. What does that mean?  Lower prices all around, especially on our fabulous Nature's Bounty Raw Nut Mix.  Why is it so good?

Almonds for Vitamin E, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese

Brazils for Selenium, Magnesium, Phosphorus

Pecans for Manganese, Thiamin, Copper

Cashews for Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin K. Zinc, Iron

Hazelnuts for Manganese, Vitamin E, Copper, Folate

Walnuts for Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus

Pistachios for Phytosterols, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6

All raw nuts, as nature intended.  This mix freezes well, although you can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for weeks.  Or, get creative and try one of these recipes:

Plain or fancy, enjoy!

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Almond Trees in Beautiful Bloom

The almond bloom is blanketing California’s orchards in white. Despite the challenges posed by recent drought conditions, the clear and moderate weather is a blessing for the almond industry. Throughout the Central Valley, growers have reported strong bee activity, lasting anywhere from seven to nine pollinating hours a day.  Then as the nuts grow, preparations will be made for the harvest to come in August/September.

What better way to nourish your body than with a handful of almonds, rich in Vitamin E and minerals such as magnesium, copper, and phosphorus - these are little nuggets of powerful nutrients.


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