Six Nuts You May Not Have Heard of but Whose Nutrition & Taste You’ll Love

Brazil NutsNuts are quite possibly the “perfect” food: full of nutrition, satisfying and portable. Grabbing a small handful of nuts requires little effort on your part, yet their protein will keep you going strong, and their healthy monounsaturated fats are good for your heart.

In fact, in July 2003, the FDA approved the following health claim for nut package labels:

“Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of some nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Most of us are familiar with the traditional healthy nuts — almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews — because while there are thousands of nut varieties, only a handful are available commercially. Here are a few of the more unusual nut varieties that you may very much enjoy.

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