Ten fun facts about Nuts

Fact 1
Though walnuts and hickories are considered nuts, they are often referred to as 'drupaceous nuts', or tryma.

Fact 2
Nuts are not only consumed by humans, as they help squirrels and jays store acorns and other nuts to survive the winter.

Fact 3
When roasted, nuts lose up to 15% of their healthy oils, which makes them much better for you when they are eaten raw.

Fact 4
Studies have found that people who consume nuts live 2-3 years longer than those who don't.

Fact 5
Since they have a low glycemic index, they make you feel full without spiking your blood sugar.

Fact 6
Nuts contain many vitamin and antioxidants, including potassium, niacin and folic acid.

Fact 7
By botanical definition, almonds, pecan, walnuts, cashews and others are not nuts, but they are in the culinary definition.

Fact 8
In 1993, studies showed that people who regularly consumed nuts were less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease.

Fact 9
Nuts have been apart of human diet for over 700,000 years. Prehistoric humans created tools to open nuts during the years of the glacier.

Fact 10
Small nuts can be called 'nutlets'.

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Short about Nuts
A fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed.