Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 28, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Nutty oils……..

 

Oils that are made from nuts, such as walnut or hazelnut, have rich, intense flavors, making them ideal for use in salads or flavoring savory dishes. Once opened store them in the refrigerator , since they deteriorate quickly.

Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

January 5, 2017 at 6:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online its – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes. Delicious Diabetic Desserts low in calories and carbs. Recipes that include; Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Hazelnut Coffee Cake, and Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes. Fid these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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Our favorite diabetic cake recipes are sure to please your sweet tooth and your blood sugar. We used sugar substitutes and light frostings to keep the diabetic desserts low in calories and carbs. Whether you prefer a rich chocolate cake, gorgeous berry cake, or moist coffee cake, we’ve got fresh, diabetes-friendly recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free!

 

 

Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

In this chocolate-covered cake recipe, bananas lend irresistible moistness, while whole wheat pastry flour makes the diabetic cake a hearty dessert option…..

 
Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Featuring a toasted-hazelnut topping and a sweet chocolate swirl, this warm homemade coffee cake is delicious for dessert or breakfast. Plus, the diabetes-friendly cake contains only 23 carb grams per serving……

 
Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes

Your favorite peanut butter cookies have been transformed into low-carb cupcakes. Each mini cupcake boasts 9 grams of carb…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes
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It’s Nuts I tell you… All about the Nuts!

August 11, 2016 at 5:17 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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The Nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) has an incredible selection of many items including NUTS! Nuts of all kinds including; Almonds, Cashews, Nut Powders, Soy Nuts, and so many more.

 

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Not only are Nuts the perfect snack but they taste great, but they’re loaded with protein, fiber, essential fats, antioxidants and minerals! How’s that for a snack! All the products can be purchased on the Nuts website (https://nuts.com/) in small quantities and in bulk. And Everyday Free Shipping* on orders over $59! Here to explain more on these healthy treats is the Nuts staff.
Our Nuts.com family loves all varieties of nuts and values the distinct tastes, flavors, textures, and aromas of each type of nut. We believe that when you buy nuts, they should always be fresh and of superior quality so that you can enjoy them to the fullest.

 

 

Types of Nuts
As you can imagine, we keep our nut department well-stocked with every kind of nut. You can even buy bulk nuts by the case at wholesale prices. All nuts are a good source of nutrients, and depending on your preference, you can toss them over salads, use them in recipes, or just snack on them straight out of the bag. Grab a handful of almonds to munch on between meals or toss them over a salad for a boost of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Or try almond flour to make some scrumptious baked goodies. Pound for pound, almonds are the most nutrient dense of all tree nuts.

We always catch my dad snacking on cashews. Fortunately, the good news here is that cashews are loaded with fiber and protein. And keep in mind that peanuts are not just meant for the ball games. They pack seven grams of protein per serving, and are a good source of antioxidants and B-complex vitamins, so feel free to enjoy them anytime!

Brazil nuts are unique with their high selenium content, whose antioxidant properties protect against heart disease, cancer, and aging. If you’ve never tried these, it’s not too late, as we sell Brazil nuts in the shell and raw or roasted out of the shell. I love munching on pistachios, and amazingly, pistachio nuts are packed with fiber.

My favorite way of eating pecans is in pecan pie. Maybe the pie isn’t all that healthy, but pecans sure are, and can even help lower your cholesterol. And don’t forget chocolate pecans for an instant dessert and a healthy dose of antioxidants from their sweet coating! Don’t have a sweet tooth? Throw an ounce of pine nuts into your salad or pesto, and enjoy a crunchy 9% of your daily fiber intake!

Walnuts have some special properties as well, with a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. Treat your taste buds to intensely-flavored black walnuts or sweet candied walnuts. To find out more detailed information on the delicious and healthy nut products we sell, be sure to click on the links above and explore. And, if you really can’t choose just one favorite nut, you can have it all with our mixed nuts!

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Remarkably, nuts not only taste great, but they’re loaded with protein, fiber, essential fats, antioxidants and minerals, which also makes them great for you. It seems like every day more and more studies continue to be released extolling the health benefits of eating nuts as a fundamental part of your diet. The FDA has backed this up, claiming that eating additional servings of certain nuts may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Wow! Now that’s something to write home about. It turns out that just a handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away. A 30-year Harvard study tracking 119,000 men and women found that those who ate nuts nearly every day lowered their mortality risk by 20% compared to those who never ate nuts. Researchers suggest that nuts may promote longevity because they’re packed with healthy fat, protein, vitamins and antioxidants.

If you’re watching your waistline, snacking on nuts is a smart choice. Some people mistakenly think the high fat content in nuts can make you gain weight, but they’re actually a slimming snack. A 2007 Mediterranean study found that frequent nut consumption was associated with a reduced risk of weight gain. Nuts fill you up so you’ll be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods.

Enjoy More Nuts
Looking for new ways to add more nuts to your diet? Jump-start your mornings by adding nuts to your breakfast of oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt. Before you head out for the day, mix up your own custom trail mix with equal parts nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Or toss a handful of nuts over salads for a protein punch and delicious nutty crunch. Try our seasoned nuts for an extra boost of flavor in your snacking regimen. For an energizing pick-me-up or post-workout snack, we love having nut butters over toast, bagels, or even just a slice of fruit. Chopped nuts are a nutritious addition to baked goods like breads, muffins, brownies, and scones. You can even mix them in a batch of homemade granola bars for snacking on the go. If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with a cookie jar classic like white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. For a decadent treat, try chocolate dipped strawberries rolled in assorted chopped nuts. Getting your daily dose of nuts is much easier than you think!
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Nut of the Week – Hazelnut

January 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM | Posted in diabetes, Food, nuts | 2 Comments
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A hazelnut is the nut of the hazel and is also known as a cob nut or filbert nut according to species. A cob is roughly spherical to oval,

Hazelnuts, with shell (left), without shell (right)

about 15–25 mm long and 10–15 mm in diameter, with an outer fibrous husk surrounding a smooth shell. A filbert is more elongated, being about twice as long as it is round. The nut falls out of the husk when ripe, about seven to eight months after pollination. The kernel of the seed is edible and used raw or roasted, or ground into a paste. Hazelnuts are also used for livestock feed, as are chestnuts and acorns. The seed has a thin dark brown skin, which is sometimes removed before cooking.

Hazelnuts are produced in commercial quantities in Turkey, Italy, Greece and in the American states of Oregon and Washington. Turkey is, by far, the largest producer of hazelnuts in the world.

Hazelnuts are used in confectionery to make praline, and also used in combination with chocolate for chocolate truffles and products such as Nutella. Hazelnut oil, pressed from hazelnuts, is strongly flavoured and used as a cooking oil.

Hazelnuts are rich in protein and unsaturated fat. Moreover, they contain significant amounts of thiamine and vitamin B6, as well as smaller amounts of other B vitamins.

Common hazel is widely cultivated for its nuts, including in commercial orchards in Europe, Turkey, Iran and the Caucasus. The name “hazelnut” applies to the nuts of any of the species of the genus Corylus. This hazelnut, the kernel of the seed, is edible and used raw or roasted, or ground into a paste. The seed has a thin dark brown skin, which has a bitter flavour and is sometimes removed before cooking. The top producer of hazelnuts, by a large margin, is Turkey, specifically the Ordu Province. Turkish hazelnut production of 625,000 tonnes accounts for approximately 75% of worldwide production.

In North America: in the United States, hazelnut production is concentrated in Oregon; they are also grown extensively just to the north, in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. In 1996, the in-shell production in Oregon was about 19,900 tons, compared to 100 tons in Washington. Hazelnuts are also found in the Pangi valley of Chamba district in India, where they are known as thangi. The hazelnut is growing in popularity in the U.S., where the Hazelnut Marketing Board was established in 1949 by Federal Hazelnut Marketing Order section 982. The harvesting of hazelnuts is done either by hand or by manual or mechanical raking of fallen nuts.

There are many cultivars of the hazel, including ‘Barcelona’, ‘Butler’, ‘Casina’, ‘Clark’ ‘Cosford’, ‘Daviana’, ‘Delle Langhe’, ‘England’, ‘Ennis’, ‘Fillbert’, ‘Halls Giant’, ‘Jemtegaard’, ‘Kent Cob’, ‘Lewis’, ‘Tokolyi’, ‘Tonda Gentile’, ‘Tonda di Giffoni’, ‘Tonda Romana’, ‘Wanliss Pride’, and ‘Willamette’. Some of these are grown for specific qualities of the nut; these qualities include large nut size and early and late fruiting cultivars, whereas others are grown as pollinators. The majority of commercial hazelnuts are propagated from root sprouts. Some cultivars are of hybrid origin between common hazel and filbert. One cultivar grown in Washington state, the “DuChilly”, has an elongated appearance, a thinner and less bitter skin, and a distinctly sweeter flavor than other varieties.

Hazelnuts are harvested annually in mid-autumn. As autumn comes to a close, the trees drop their nuts and leaves. Most commercial growers wait for the nuts to drop on their own, rather than use equipment to shake them from the tree.

Hazelnuts are used in confectionery to make some pralines, in chocolate for some chocolate truffles, and in some hazelnut paste products (such as Nutella). In the United States, hazelnut butter is being promoted as a more nutritious spread than its peanut butter

Bowl of hazelnuts

counterpart, though it has a higher fat content. In Austria and especially in Vienna, hazelnut paste is an ingredient in the making of tortes (such as Viennese hazelnut torte) which are famous there. In the Kiev cake hazelnut flour is used to flavor its meringue body and crushed hazelnuts are sprinkled over its sides. Hazelnuts are also the main ingredient of the classic Dacquoise liqueur. Hazelnut liqueurs, such as Frangelico, are Vodka-based.

Hazelnut-flavored coffee seems (to many users) to be slightly sweetened and less acidic, even though the nut is low in natural saccharides. The reason for such perception is not yet understood.

In Australia, over 2,000 tons are imported annually, mostly to supply the demand from the Cadbury company. Hazelnut oil, pressed from hazelnuts, is strongly flavored and used as a cooking oil. Hazelnuts are also grown extensively in Australia, in orchards growing varieties mostly imported from Europe. It is also grown in New Zealand and Chile.

Common hazel is used by a number of species of Lepidoptera as a food plant.

Hazelnuts have a significant place among the types of dried nuts in terms of nutrition and health because of the special composition of fats (primarily oleic acid), protein, carbohydrates, vitamins (vitamin E), minerals, dietary fibres, phytosterol (beta-cytosterol) and antioxidant phenolics such as flavan-3-ols.

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