Peanuts: A Food to Take to Heart

roasted peanuts

A Harvard study found that people who ate a handful of nuts every day lived longer, healthier lives than those who did not eat nuts. Most people think that peanuts belong to the nut family, but in actual it belongs to the legume family. Since peanuts are grown underground, they are considered as ground-nuts. Across the globe, … Read more

Almonds: A Satiating Snack

a bunch of almonds

Almonds are the edible seeds from almond trees, namely Prunusdulcis. They are among the world’s most popular dry fruits. Almonds are native to the Middle East, dominantly Iran and surrounding countries, but they are widely cultivated in the United States. Many people consider almonds a nut, but they are seeds. The almonds we buy in … Read more

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

Here are 12 fiber finds to check out: 1 – Pears – most fruits have 2-4 grams of fiber per serving, but a large pear clocks in at 7 grams. How to know when your pear is ready? “Check the neck” says USA Pears. 2 – Lentils – these powerful legumes are packed with fiber. … Read more

Celebrate National Almond Day

A plate of almonds

After Valentine’s Day, there’s another delicious holiday to celebrate: National Almond Day. Every February 16, almonds are recognized as a versatile, healthy, and yummy treat. Whether you’re eating them by themselves (plain or roasted), using almond flour, milk, oil, butter, or meal – almonds deliver a delicious and distinct flavor along with many health benefits. … Read more