Fun Facts About Nuts

Unlike many snacks, nuts have significant health benefits that make them the ideal thing to munch on. Nutritious and versatile, they are a good source of protein, antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Here are some interesting facts about nuts.

  • All eight essential amino acids which we need in our protein intake are present in peanuts. Nuts are so high in protein that the USDA Food Guide Pyramid puts them in the meat category!
  • A quarter cup of almonds has almost as much calcium as a quarter cup of milk.
  • The peanut is the only nut grown underground.
  • Pistachios are the only edible nut that doesn't need to be shelled before processing.
  • Macadamia nuts are not picked from the tree but fall when fully ripened, and then harvested.


比起其他零食,堅果能為身體帶來相當多益處,因此最被譽為理想的零食。堅果既營養 豐富又口味多樣化,具備絕佳的蛋白質、抗氧化物質、纖維質,以及對心臟有益的單元不飽和脂肪酸來源。以下是幾項關於堅果的有趣知識:

  • 人類攝取蛋白質時需要的八種不可或缺的氨基酸,在堅果裡都能找得到。堅果類的蛋白質成分非常高,高到美國農業部的飲食金字塔將堅果分成肉類!
  • 四分之一杯的杏仁與四分之一杯的牛奶含有幾乎一樣多的鈣質。
  • 花生是唯一長在土裡的堅果類。
  • 開心果是唯一一種不需要在處理前先去殼的可食用堅果。
  • 採收檀香豆時,不是從樹上摘下來,而是等到果實完全成熟時自動落下,再撿拾採收。