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Nuts have a favourable fatty acid composition.

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History & health of nuts

Worldwide, peanuts and nuts have been an important foodstuff for a long time now. Peanuts and nuts are not only tasty products. Every peanut and nut has its own nutritional specialty and historical story. They are a traditional part of the dietary pattern in most of world’s countries. One of the most unexpected nutritional discoveries of the 1990s was that the frequent eating of nuts improves health dramatically.

Peanuts and nuts have a high nutritional density. This means that they provide a large variety and amount of nutrients per serving. They contain many vitamins and minerals. The favourable fat composition of peanuts and nuts appears to be relevant in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. This is because 80-90% of the fat in peanuts and nuts is unsaturated ‘good’ fat.

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