Dried fruits & nuts

Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are typically high in fibre and complex carbohydrates and contain many of the minerals and vitamins necessary for vitality and life. The health benefits of eating dried fruit makes it an essential part of everyday balanced diet.

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Sultana
 
Produced mainly in Turkey, Australia and South Africa, Sultanas are soft, juicy, amber coloured fruit with a very sweet flavour. It is largely produced from a seedless white grape and varies in shape. Sultanas are high in Iron but also contains 18-20 per cent fruit sugar

Raisin

Mainly cultivated in California, South Africa, Afghanistan, Chile and Australia. It is produced from unseeded or seeded, white or black grapes. Raisins are also high in Iron.

Apricot
 
Available either diced or whole, sharp or sweet, it has a rich exotic flavour. Mostly grown in Turkey, USA, Australia and South Africa.

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Dates

The date, renowned for its great sustaining properties are an excellent source of Iron. Mainly produced in Pakistan, Tunisia Algeria, USA.

Nuts

Nuts are seeds that are covered with a hard shell. Nuts in general are very nutritious, providing protein and many essential vitamins such as A and E, and minerals, such as phosphorous, potassium, and fibre.

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Almonds

Cultivated in Southern Europe, Western Asia, California, South Australia and South Africa. They have a hard shell and are mostly sweet in taste. Almonds are very nutritious and are high in Protein, Calcium, Vitamin E and Vitamin B2.
 
Brazil Nuts
 
A native of South America, the nuts grow inside a hard, woody fruit rather like a coconut shell which has to be broken open to expose the nuts inside. Brazils are high in protein and posses antioxidant properties.

Cashews

Native to America but now grown extensively in India and East Africa. The nut grows in a curious way on the tree, hanging below a fleshy, apple-like fruit. They are delicious when roasted. Cashew nuts are high in protein and carbohydrate.
 
Coconuts

Grown in tropical countries all over the world, the nut is covered in a fibrous outer coating on the tree. Unripe nuts contain coconut milk. The nutmeat can be eaten fresh or dried (desiccated or flaked coconut). They are high in fat.

Hazel Nuts

Hazel, also called Cob, is a common wild tree in Europe and Asia and its nuts have been eaten by humans since earliest times. A good source of protein, they are lower in fat than most other nuts.

Peanuts
 
Also known as groundnuts or monkey nuts, peanuts have South American origin, it's now an important crop all over the tropics and southern USA. Peanuts are high in protein and contain 40-50% oil.

Pecans

A native of N America with a flavour like a mild, sweet walnut. A good source of Vitamin A and Calcium but also high in fats.

Pine Nuts
 
These are the seeds of the Stone Pine, a native of the Mediterranean region and are very difficult to harvest, hence more expensive. 100g pine nuts contain 31g protein, the highest of the nuts and seeds.
 
Pistachios

Native to the Central Asia but also cultivated in Mediterranean region and in the Southern US. The kernels are green, but are also sold roasted and salted in their shells. They are more expensive than most other nuts. Pistachios are high in protein and calcium
 
Walnuts
 
Native to South East Europe and West & Central Asia but is now grown in the UK, California and China as well. They have very thick shells. Walnuts are a good vegetarian source of omega- 3 fatty acid.

Seeds

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Pumpkin Seeds

Can be eaten raw or cooked and delicious when toasted and sprinkled on salads. They are rich in protein, iron, zinc and phosphorous.

Sesame

Of African origin but now common in tropical and sub-tropical Asia. The whole seeds can be eaten raw or toasted. A good source of protein and calcium,

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Sesame is regarded as an Allergen.

Sunflower

An annual plant, originated in North America or Mexico, now cultivated in most of the world. The whole seeds extracted from the flower can be eaten raw or toasted. A good source of potassium and phosphorous.