Types of nuts, a tasty snack


Different types of Iranian nuts are consisted of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible and very nutritious. They are delicious and full of energy. They are also full of Vitamins and Minerals. Researches shows that turning nuts into a regular part of your healthy diet helps to regulate our weight, and can help protect different types of chronic diseases.

Eating different kinds of nuts on a regular basis can benefit your health in many ways, such as reducing diabetes and the risk of heart disease, as well as your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Due to the high level of fiber in nuts, they can aid you in the process of weight loss despite their high calorie count. 

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend 30 grams’ intake of all types of nuts on most days of the week for adults.

 In this article we provide you a comprehensive types of nuts list so you can choose between them wisely. Keep on reading to find out more.  


Nuts have the following benefits for your health:

1.       They Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

2.       They reduce inflammation and promote aging in a healthy manner

3.       They are considered as antioxidant powerhouses.

There are several types of nuts and seeds such as:

  1. Persian walnut

Hamedan province is famous for the best walnut product in Iran. Walnuts provide excellent protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Walnuts are considered as the best source of manganese, copper, magnesium and phosphorus. Walnuts are rich in potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

  • Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are low in sugar and carbohydrates. Macadamia Nuts also contain a variety of essential nutrients such as dietary fiber and antioxidants that help reduce the risk or manage conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and etc.

  • Pistachio

Kerman Province in Iran is famous for producing the best and the highest quality pistachios in Iran. Iran is the second best exporters of pistachio in the world.

Iranian pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, anti-inflammatory traits, fiber, protein, antioxidants and various nutrients including vitamin B6. There is no doubt that pistachio has a great impact on your health and it is good to know, that pistachios are a great source of Potassium and anti-oxidants as well.

  • Almond

Almonds have a lower amount of protein content compared to other types of nuts. But almonds are a great source of nutrients and a very good snack for those who are looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips.

  • Peanut

Peanuts are a rich source of protein. 100 grams of. Peanut contains 567 calories. Therefore, peanuts are considered as an energy booster in your diet. Peanuts are a rich source of healthy fats, protein, and dietary fiber. Peanuts also contain plenty of minerals and vitamins such as potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins. Despite being high in calories, peanuts are nutrient-rich and low in carbohydrates.

  • Hazelnut 

Hazelnuts contain particularly high amounts of protein, dietary fiber, vitamin E, iron, thiamin, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium. 

Hazelnuts are filled with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds and healthy fats. Hazelnuts can also have several health benefits, such as helping decrease blood fat levels, regulating blood pressure, reducing inflammation and improving blood sugar levels, among others.


How to use different kinds of nuts

1.  They can be considered as a good snack for special dietaries such as diabetic people.

2. They can be used as a nutritious salad topping for vegetarians.

3. They can be used in oriental desserts and ice creams. 

4. Iranians use them frequently in both their meals mixed with rice and desserts. 

5. They can be used to make different types of sauces such as pistachio pesto sauce.

6. they can be consumed with cereal or yoghurt as a super beneficial breakfast.

7.  they can be served mixed with different types of dried fruits. 


 To sum it all up

If you are motivated to start a healthy lifestyle and you need a superfood in your diet to increase your energy and benefit your health, Iran nuts can be the perfect choice for you. you can click here to find out about the best type of nuts and their specifications.

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