Nuts are healthy snack options, though they’re usually high in fat, the fat they contain is a healthy type. They're also good sources of fiber and protein.
Here are a few of exotic nuts we should know.
The hazelnut is the nut of the hazel and therefore includes any of the nuts deriving from species of the genus Corylus, especially the nuts of the species Corylus avellana. It also is known as cobnut or filbert nut according to species.
Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia, and constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae. They are native to north eastern New South Wales and central and south eastern Queensland.
The Bunya Nut (Araucaria bidwillii) is native to south- eastern Queensland especially the Bunya Mountains National Park.
Monkey Puzzle trees produce these amazing big edible nuts! They’re actually seeds, but we keep calling them nuts since we’re all familiar with pine nuts and these resemble them.
The Brazil nut is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae, and also the name of the tree's commercially harvested edible seeds.
The pecan is a species of hickory native to northern Mexico and the southern United States in the region of the Mississippi River. The tree is cultivated for its seed in the southern United States, primarily in Georgia, and in Mexico which produces nearly half of the world total.
Pine nuts, also called piñón or pinoli, sometimes called pignoli in the US, are the edible seeds of pines. About 20 species of pine produce seeds large enough to be worth harvesting; in other pines the seeds are also edible, but are too small to be of notable value as a human food.
Have you tried any of these? If yes, do let me know, down below!