Nuts are unique plants of the immense forest, extensively grown throughout tropical nations. With thick meat and deliciously nutritious flavor, people can eat nuts a snack food or used in cooking. They are great sources of nutrients, for instance, 100gr cashew consists of 5.2gr minerals, 553 calories, 18.22gr protein, 43.85 lipids, 3.3gr fiber, 30.19gr carbs, 660mg potassium, 0.417mg vitamin B6, 0.5mg vitamin C, 5.91g carbohydrate…* That’s why scientists point out that eating nuts regularly can expand life expectancy.
Nuts are rich in iron, which is essential for transporting oxygen around the body, preventing anemia, supporting the function of enzymes and the immune system. Moreover, healthy fats of nuts are good for the heart and help lessen defective cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), produce fatty acid for the brain, and even good for patients with diabetes. Not only do nuts support the growth of bones, muscles, tissues and internal organs, but they also maintain blood pressure moderately and keep nerve function strong.
The most common types of nuts in Vietnam are cashew, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, and especially macadamia nuts. They are cultivated in the Northwest, Central Highlands to bring high capacity. Macadamia is expected to reach 200,000 tons of seeds and create billions of dollars worth of trade for Vietnam after 2025.
*According to statistics of the Food and Drug Administration U.S. FDA