Types Of Nuts



All About The Different Types of Nuts

With all of the different types of nuts out there, there is something for just about everyone and all tastes.  They can be used in many different types of dishes, and they are both delicious and nutritious.  There are differences in the types of nuts available, though, in caloric content, fat content, nutritional value, and area of propagation.

All nuts have some important characteristics in common.  First, they promote weight loss.  Studies have proven that diets rich in different types of nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, were easier to stick to and more effective than straight calorie reduction.  This is because nuts give people a feeling of satiety, or the feeling that they are full, for longer periods of time than most other foods.  Second, studies have linked the eating of nuts to a reduced incidence of diabetes, with five or more 1 ounce servings of nuts leading to a 30% lesser likelihood of developing diabetes.  Finally, nuts contain vitamins and minerals including but not limited to protein, zinc, phosphorus, fiber, and magnesium in different amounts depending on the type of nut.

Some of the most popular types of nuts are outlined below: