These simple nuts have a huge array of benefits especially when eaten on a regular basis.
Their consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of breast and prostate cancer.
According to Harvard University’s School of public Health eating them once a week reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by almost a quarter.
A recommended daily serving is one ounce. That gives you 2.5mg of ALA, 4gms of protein, 2mgof fibre and ten per cent of your daily requirement of magnesium and phosphorous.
Other minerals include calcium, chromium, iron, potassium, selenium, manganese, and copper. They contain anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds including phenolic, tannins, and flavonoids, these are found on the skin.
I like to soak them over-night for easier digestion, and I add them to banana loafs, carrot cakes, protein balls, pesto, or just sprinkle them over cereal or salads or couscous for extra crunch!