Tree nuts are one of the oldest foods on earth, but they are enjoying renewed interest as evidence of their health benefits continues to accumulate. All are a good source of plant protein, provide many vitamins and minerals, and valuable phytonutrients. They have no cholesterol or sodium in their natural state and supply heart-healthy oils. Find out here which ones are tops in which nutrients, but don’t look for a winner. Eat the one – or ones – you like the best!
Almonds: Believed to have originated in Central Asia,80% of the world’s supply now comes from California.
Highest in protein (with pistachios), fiber, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin E.
One ounce = 23 almonds.