Nuts Fun Facts

May 20, 2016

Fun Facts About Nuts

  • Almonds need honeybees to polinate them so they can grow
  • You can use walnuts as a gluten-free base for anything that needs a crust
  • Ancient Greeks believed hazelnuts could treat coughing and baldness
  • Peanuts account for 2/3 of all nut consumption
  • Pine nuts get their name because they are found inside pinecones
  • The magnesium in sunflower seeds can help promote a healthy mood
  • Pistachios get their green color from the same pigment that colors spinach and kale
  • Cashews are in the same plant family as poison ivy. Their shells hold all of the itchy oil.
  • Pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw in order to preserve the healthy fats


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