Benefits of Eating Nuts

Eating nuts as part of a fit diet could be fine for your heart. Nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients and are a good snack food. They are inexpensive, easy to store and easy to take with you to school or work.

The type of nut you eat is not that significant, although some nuts have more heart healthy nutrients and fats than do others. Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, almost every type of nuts have a lot of nutrition filled into a tiny package. If you are suffering from a heart disease, eating nuts instead of a less healthy snack could help you more easily follow a heart healthy diet plan.

People who eat nuts as part of a heart healthy diet can lower the LDL, low-density lipoprotein or “bad,” cholesterol level in their blood. High LDL is one of the main causes of heart disease.

Eating nuts decreases your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a serious heart attack. Nuts also improve the health of the lining of your arteries.

Most nuts contain at least some of these heart healthy substances, although it varies by nut:

  • Unsaturated fats. It is not completely clear why, but it is thought that the “good” fats in nuts — both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats lower bad cholesterol levels.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids. Many nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is a healthy form of fatty acids that appear to help your heart by preventing dangerous heart rhythms that could lead to heart attacks. Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in many kinds of fish, but nuts are one of the best plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Fiber. All nuts contain fiber, which helps in lowering your cholesterol. Fiber also makes you feel full, so you eat less. Fiber is also thought to play a role in preventing diabetes.
  • Vitamin E. Vitamin E may help in stopping the development of plaques in your arteries, which can make them thin. Plaque development in your arteries can lead to mild to sharp chest pain, coronary artery disease or a heart attack.
  • Plant sterols. Some nuts contain plant sterols, a substance that can help in lowering your cholesterol. Plant sterols are often added to products like orange juice and margarine for additional health benefits, but sterols occur naturally in nuts.
  • L-arginine. Nuts are also a good source of l-arginine, a substance that may help improve the health of your artery walls by making them more flexible and less prone to blood clotting that can block blood flow

Nuts contain a lot of fat; almost 80 percent of a nut is fat though most of this fat is healthy fat, it is still a lot of calories. That is why you should eat nuts in moderation. Ideally, you should use nuts as a substitute for saturated fats, such as those found in eggs, meats and dairy products.

In preference to eating unhealthy saturated fats, try replacing a handful of nuts. Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, pecans, pistachio nuts, some pine nuts, and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart ailment. But again, do this as part of a heart healthy diet. Only eating nuts and not cutting back on saturated fats found in many meat and dairy products would not do your heart any good.

Most nuts appear to be by and large healthy, though some more so than others. Walnuts are one of the best studied nuts, and it has been shown they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts are other nuts that appear to be quite heart healthy. Even peanuts, which are technically not a kind of nut, but a legume, like beans — seem to be quite healthy. Coconut, which technically is a fruit, may be considered by some to be a nut, but it does not seem to have heart healthy benefits. Both coconut meat and oil do not have the benefits of the mono and polyunsaturated fats.

Bear in mind; you could finish up canceling out the heart healthy benefits of nuts if they are covered with sugar, chocolate or salt.

 

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Mango, a delicious food

Mango crops have been farmed in South Asia since thousands of years and between 4th and 5th centuries BC, reached East Asia. By the 10th century AD, mango crop growing had begun in East Africa. Ibn-e-Battuta, the 14th century Moroccan traveler, initially reported it at Mogadishu. Its cultivation then came to Brazil, Mexico and the West Indies, where a favorable climate allows it to grow.

Mango crops are now being cultivated in most of the tropical frost-free and warmer subtropical climates. More than a third of the world’s mangos are being cultivated in Asia comprising Pakistan, China and India. Other cultivators include South, North and Central America, the Caribbean, west, south, and central Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia.

Pakistan is the largest exporter of mango, it accounts for about one percent of the international mango trade, consuming most of its own mango output.

The mango is normally sweet, though the taste and texture of the mango flesh varies across cultivars, some having a pulpy and soft texture like an overripe plum, whereas others have a firmer flesh.

Mangoes are frequently used in cuisine. Unripe and sour mangoes are put into play in chutneys, pickles or side dishes. They also can be eaten raw with chili, salt or soy sauce. A cooling summer drink can be made with a mixture of milk to make mango shakes with some added sugar.

Ripened mangoes are characteristically eaten fresh; however, they can have many other culinary usages. Mango Lassi, a well-liked drink made throughout South Asia, is formed by mixing ripened, skin removed mangoes or mango pulp with yogurt and sugar to taste. Ripened mangoes are also used to prepare curries. Mangoes can be utilized to make mango nectar, juices and as a flavoring agent and a major ingredient in ice cream and sorbates.

In Central America, mangoes are either consumed green mixed with vinegar, salt, hot sauce and black pepper, or ripened in various forms. Toasted and grounded pumpkin seed (pepita) with lime and salt are the usual norms while eating green mangoes. Some people also add chili sauce or soy sauce to it to enhance the taste.

Portions of ripened mango can be mashed and applied as a topping on ice cream or can be blended with milk and ice to make milkshakes. Sweet glutinous rice flavored with coconut can be served with sliced mangos as a dessert.

Having read all the above usages of mangoes, if you are feeling your mouth filled with water then click on to www.royalfarmsinternational.com and place an order. We would be happy to supply you our best ripened as well as unripe mangos in a very competitive price.

 

Kinnow (Orange)

Kinnow (Orange) has become a major export item of Pakistan with still brighter prospects for future as the country’s researchers hope to develop soon a seedless variety of the soft-scented, juicy fruit.
Cultivated primarily in the plains of Punjab province of Pakistan, Kinnow was first developed by H.B. Frost at the University of California at Riverside in 1935 by cross-pollinating the King and the Willow-Leaf varieties of mandarin, according to Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing (Wiley, John and Sons. 2006)

Pakistani Kinnow is grown under totally natural climatic conditions. The produce is sun-ripened on the trees and carefully hand picked precisely at the right time. Pakistani Kinnow is known as the best in taste and quality throughout the world and we are in the process to develop its seedless variety. The work on seedless variety was underway at National Institution of Agriculture and Biology Faislabad in collaboration with Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Every year Kinnow exports bring precious foreign exchange and it is hoped that the seedless variety will boost it further. The expert said this year’s Kinnow exports would amount to 240,000 metric tonnes.

 

Iran, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and East Europe are the largest export markets for Pakistani Kinnow. However, according an expert there was more room for Pakistani Kinnow in Europe and Iran. Kinnow orchards in Pakistan are mainly located in Mianwali, Sargodha, Multan, Khushab, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Laiyah and Bhalwal districts of Punjab.

 

The Kinnow (Orange) season in Pakistan starts in mid-November and extends normally upto April. Other varieties of orange including malta, musambi and fruiter that only contribute 25 percent of the total production of citrus fruit.

 

At Royal Farms International we grow a finest seed and after plucking the fruit, the next step is processing. For processing we select excellent Kinnow fruits, which are meant for export. These Kinnow fruits are first washed, waxed and treated with anti-fungus medicines. This keeps the Kinnow fruits fresh up to two months. At this time there were about 200 Kinnow processing units in Pakistan, most of them established recently. These units contribute a lot in enhancing the quality of Pakistani Kinnow for export purposes. As far as the requirement of Kinnow in Pakistan is concerned it is not only a much produced fruit but also much consumed in the local consumer markets.

 

At Royal Farms International, our experts chose the best quality Pakistani Kinnow (Orange) for export to the demanding customers all over the world.