Common Types of Nuts
Nuts are great as energy-boosting snacks and crunchy, flavorful additions to cooked dishes. They’re also nutritional powerhouses, rich in protein, fiber, calcium, and other nutrients, as well as a healthy dose of mono- and polyunsaturated oils.
Almonds have more fiber, protein, and other nutrients than any other nuts; they may even be good for your heart. Toasting improves their rather chewy texture and mild flavor. Sliced or slivered almonds add an elegant touch to everyday green beans, and ground almonds make a delicious nut butter. (They’re also the basis of marzipan.) Bigger, flatter, and higher in fat, Spanish Marcona almonds are prized for their sweet, delicate taste.