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Benefits of Coconut

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The Tree of Life The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means “monkey face” because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey. Nucifera means “nut-bearing.” The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that […]

Is Peanut Butter Healthy

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Is peanut butter healthy? The answer is yes! http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/Is-peanut-butter-healthy  

Nuts as a source of protein

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The following is based on a 1 ounce portion;                                             Protein                             Calories                     Fiber Peanuts                                6.71 grams                       166                           2.3 grams Pistachios                             6.05 grams                       162                           2.9 grams Almonds                              6.02 grams                       163                           3.5 grams Cashews                              5.17 grams                       157                           0.94 grams Walnut                                 4.32 grams                       185                           1.9 grams Hazelnut                               4.24 grams                       178                           2.7 grams Brazel Nuts                          4.06 grams                       186                           2.1 grams Pine Nut                               3.88 grams                       […]