Tree Nuts include, but are not limited to, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, sheanuts and walnuts.
- Used for salads, cooking and as a food supplement.
Besides being packed with protein, most nuts contain at least some of these heart-healthy substances:
- Unsaturated fats. …
- Omega-3 fatty acids. …
- Fiber. …
- Vitamin E. Vitamin E may help stop the development of plaques in your arteries, which can narrow them. …
- Plant sterols. …
- Nuts are known to be one of the most potent allergenic foods in terms of the amount required to elicit a response and the severity of reactions. The estimated prevalence of nut allergy in the United States is about 1.1% of the general population. Allergy to nuts often involves severe multisystemic and respiratory symptoms and occasionally fatal anaphylactic reactions are observed.
- A recent analysis of fatal food reactions in the United States showed peanuts (63%) and nuts (31%) as a major cause. In patients over six years of age nuts accounted for all fatalities. However, the most frequent symptoms are skin reactions.
Unknown, please consult with your doctor.
Source: farrp.unl.edu, http://farrp.unl.edu/informalltreenuts
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