Petit commentary on nuts
Nuts have been attracting a lot of attention in recent years due to their high nutritional value.
It is rich in high-quality proteins, vitamins and minerals, and contains high-quality lipids.
Therefore, it is a must-have ingredient for vegans.
From among such nuts, I would like to pick up the ones that are often used in making sweets and look at the characteristics of each.
Vitamin E contained in almonds has an antioxidant effect and is good for beauty.
They are rich in dietary fiber and minerals, so it is a nut that you want to actively take.
You may have heard the term omega-3.
The n-3 fatty acids are α-linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA. It is well known that EPA and DHA are abundant in fish.
Walnuts contain a large amount of α-linolenic acid, one of these two members.
It has the effect of dilating blood vessels and smoothing the flow of blood, so it is recommended for those who are concerned about blood pressure.
Nuts are rich in protein and vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties, but they are also rich in unsaturated fatty acids that cannot be synthesized in the body.
It also contains a lot of magnesium and iron, and since vegans tend to be deficient in these two, it is also recommended to make it into a paste and mix it into your dishes.
Peanuts are actually not nuts, but beans.
It contains a lot of good lipids such as oleic acid, which is an unsaturated fatty acid, and linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid that is essential for the normal functioning of the body.
It is in season from the end of summer, and it is a nut that is familiar to Japanese people, so please try to incorporate it into your cooking.
Things to consider when buying nuts
And when picking up nuts, be mindful of where they come from.
And if the production area is not a developed country, it is recommended to choose organic ones as much as possible.
Nuts are closely related to the fair trade issue, as well as the health and pesticides.
Nuts, mainly cashews , are not produced in large quantities from a single tree. From the point of view of Japanese people, the market price is impossible .
Then why is it sold at that price ?
Organic is more expensive than normal, but maybe it's the regular price.
The price, which is a little higher than that of ordinary food, is more than the word health-conscious, and many people live on it.
When you have a little extra to spare, we recommend picking up organic imports.
pâtissier Yuhi Hasada