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Nuts

Macadamia Nuts

Brief Introduction:
This kind of round and plump nut actually originated from Australia, it is served as a food for the Aborigines. It was later introduced into Hawaii, where it was planted in large quantities and eventually made known to all over the world.

 

Efficacy:
Macadamia nuts are rich in calcium, iron, vitamins and amino acids, but they are cholesterol-free. They also contain monounsaturated fatty acids which can lower the level of serum total cholesterol and is therefore healthy to heart.

Remark:
Each 100 grams contains 85 micrograms of calcium, 3.7 milligrams of iron, 1.2 milligrams of vitamin B1, 1.4 grams of amino acid and 3.8 grams of unsaturated fatty acids.


Almonds

Brief Introduction:
The origin of almonds is a region from the westwards of Pakistan to Syria, Israel, and Turkey. Nowadays, they are mainly originated from the United States or Australia.

 

Efficacy:
Almonds help to stomach invigorating, intestine regulating and digestion promoting. Each 50 grams of almonds can provide 100% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin E, which has antioxidation and anti-aging properties. Almonds also contain abundant crude fiber, which is helpful for stimulating gastro-intestinal motility.

Remark:
Each 100 grams contains 26.2 micrograms of vitamin E and 250 micrograms of calcium.


Pecan Nuts

Brief Introduction:
Pecan nuts, also called "Longevity Fruit" in Chinese, are a species of hickory of the walnut family. Pecan nuts are originated from North America and northern Mexico. They have a unique flavor and they are similar to walnuts in appearance.

Efficacy:
Pecan nuts are rich in dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, iron and linoleic acid. They have the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of all nuts.

Remark:
Each 100 grams contains 8.4 grams of dietary fiber, 51 micrograms of calcium, 2.4 micrograms of iron *According to the results of the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) tests carried out by United States Department of Agriculture in 2007


Walnuts

Brief Introduction:
It is believed that walnuts are originated from Persia, where they were served as a tribute to the royal family. Walnut shells are covered with a layer of protective film which can preserve the walnut kernels in good quality.

Efficacy:
Walnuts contain linoleic acid, high quality dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 provides important elements for brain cells and helps lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure because of its cardiovascular protection properties.

Remark:
Each 100 grams contains 6.4 grams of dietary fiber and 6.28 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acid.
 


Pistachio Nuts

Brief Introduction:
Pistachios are the kernel of Anacardiaceae shrub's fruits. The Chinese name is called "Smiley Nuts", due to the split at the top of the mature fruit, as one's happy smile. The best quality of nuts are mainly originated from United States.

Efficacy:
Pistachios can tonify lung and kidney, release qi-stagnation and so on. They are rich in protein and fat, especially beneficial to frail people.

Remark:
Each 100 grams contains 9 grams of dietary fiber.