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Nuts are a popular, nutrient-dense food that come from the seeds of various plants. They are a natural, versatile ingredient found in numerous recipes across the world, from savory dishes to desserts. Common types of nuts include almonds, walnuts, cashews, and peanuts. Nuts are often consumed whole or crushed, roasted, and salted for added flavor. Home cooks and consumers enjoy nuts for their health benefits, rich tastes, and satisfying textures. They boast high levels of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Nuts can be added to salads, baked goods, or enjoyed as a simple, easy snack.
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IN NUTS SEEDS & MIXES
607
CAL / 100G
$0.45
AVG / OZ
nuts
23%
CARBS
56%
FAT
20%
PROTEIN
Nuts FAQ
While cooking with nuts, people often have questions related to their use in different cuisines, potential health benefits, and ideal preparation methods. A common mistake is not toasting or roasting nuts before using them in a recipe, which brings out their flavor and makes them crunchier. Another frequent error is adding them too early in the cooking process, causing them to burn or lose their crunch. To get the most out of nuts, toast them before adding to any dish to help release their natural oils and intensify their flavor. Slightly crushed nuts can also add an enticing texture to various dishes. When using nuts in baked recipes, add them in the final minutes to keep them from becoming too soft and losing their flavor. A great kitchen hack when you’re short on budget is replacing expensive pine nuts with sunflower seeds in your pesto. They give a similar nutty flavor and cost a lot less. Finally, when using large amounts of nuts, opt for a food processor over manual chopping to save time and get a more uniform consistency. Nuts are versatile, and the specific type used can significantly impact the flavor of a dish. It is essential to experiment with different types to discover what suits your dietary preferences and culinary needs the best. For people with allergies, certain seeds (like sunflower or pumpkin) can be used as an alternative.
How do I toast nuts?
Can I substitute one type of nut for another in a recipe?
I don’t have a food processor, how can I chop nuts?
What are the benefits of soaking nuts?
Can nuts be used in vegan cooking?
How can I keep nuts from sinking in my cake?
Is there a difference in nutritional value between raw and roasted nuts?
What are some alternatives to nuts in recipes due to allergies?
Can I use nut butters instead of whole nuts in a recipe?
What is the role of nuts in a keto diet?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does nuts expire?
Nuts stored in a pantry should last for about a year if unopened. Once opened, they'll typically remain good for around 3 months at room temperature. If you choose to store them in the fridge after opening, they can last up to 6 months. For freezing, nuts can last up to a year if properly stored. Compared to their package date, nuts can sometimes outlast it if they are not exposed to heat and light which speed up the oil spoilage process.
How do you tell if nuts is bad?
To determine if nuts have gone bad, smell them. Rancid nuts have a sour, spoiled smell very different from their normal nutty aroma. The second way is to taste a small piece: rancid nuts will taste bitter or sour. You can also check for mold or discoloration, but this is usually rare unless they've been exposed to moisture.
Tips for storing nuts to extend shelf life
• Keep nuts in tightly sealed containers or resealable bags to prevent them from exposure to air and pests. • Store nuts in a cool, dry place away from heat and light, as these can accelerate the spoilage process. • If opened, consider storing nuts in the fridge or freezer. They'll last longer and the cold can help maintain their flavor. • For long-term storage, consider freezing nuts as they can maintain their quality for up to a year. • When freezing nuts, make sure to remove as much air as possible from the container to prevent freezer burn.
EXPIRES WITHIN
5 - 7
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
6g
CARBS
14g
FAT
5g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
TREE NUTS
PEANUTS
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