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Nuts And Seeds

Nuts and seeds are not the same thing even though the term nut is sometimes used on seeds. A nut is a seed, but not all seeds are nuts. A seed comes from fruit and can be removed from the fruit. A nut is a compound ovary that is both the seed and the fruit, which cannot be separated.

All nuts contribute significant amounts of dietary-mineral such as iron, zinc and magnesium as a regular part of the diet. Nuts are good sources of protein as they are high in protein. Nuts are also high in unsaturated fat. That is why most of them are high in calorie. A large number of seeds are edible by humans and used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, or pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.



Nuts Allergy

Some people are allergic to nuts. Allergy to nuts is a relatively common and often very serious problem. Exposure to even a small amount of nut fragments can have fatal effects. Allergy to peanuts is the most common. Because peanuts is a member of the pea family unrelated to other nuts, individuals with allergies to peanuts may not be allergic to other nuts. Those with allergies to other nuts may not be allergic to peanuts.