A large oily kernel that is found in a shell
and used in food is typically called a nut, many are actually edible seeds. Since
nuts are high in oil content, they are pressed for oil which is used in
cosmetics as well as cooking. Nuts are used in cooking, eaten raw, roasted
and in some cases even sprouted.
Some recent studies have shown consumption of
varieties of nuts like almonds and walnuts have a beneficial effect on heart
disease and cholesterol problems according to recent clinical trials. Nuts
also typically have a very low Glycemic Index.
Many of the nuts we carry are raw and ready to
eat, but already shelled. Nobody likes shelling black walnuts!
Please keep in mind that raw nuts are not
crispy and crunchy like the ones out of a can, they only get that way when they
are roasted. Roasting them yourself is easy and the aroma in the kitchen
Not sure how to roast some of
these items? Click on the "Recipe How tos" button above.