The oily mixed fruit, also known as lipidic mixed fruit, includes the best known nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts…But also includes some plant and legume seeds. For example: do you know that American peanuts are nothing more than peanut seeds?
Rich in fat and low in sugar, once shelled, oily nuts can be eaten naturally or roasted.
They are different in shape, texture and colour, but all members of the mixed nuts clan have one fundamental characteristic in common. They are inexhaustible sources of mineral salts, fibre, vitamins and proteins, the body’s fuels.
This is why a regular and measured consumption of them can contribute significantly to a good functioning of body and mind.
Among the most common vitamins found in oily nuts is vitamin E. Liposoluble and with antioxidant and protective action, it acts against all forms of degeneration of the organism, both pathological and physiological.
For example, almonds and walnuts contain it in good quantities.
Vitamin B, present in hazelnuts, is useful to ensure good metabolism efficiency.
In general, all the mixed nuts is full of proteins, the amino acid chains responsible for creating and renewing the tissues of living organisms. The ability of vegetable proteins to produce energy quickly means that, in combination with other foods, the mixed nuts can effectively supplement a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet.
The fibres that are in mixed nuts help the body to perform its main functions well and regularly. The nuts are mostly insoluble fibers. By absorbing greater quantities of water, they quickly satiate and promote intestinal transit, reducing drastically the time of contact between toxins and the walls of the intestine.
Mineral salts are naturally present in the body in small quantities, but they are indispensable elements to keep the whole organism healthy. They promote the normal biological functions, such as muscle contraction, they balance the amount of water in the body, help the nervous system and contribute to tissue renewal.
And don’t forget that, in addition to its proven nutritional properties, the Mixed Nuts is good as well! Crunchy, tasty, delicious…