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Nuts, oilseeds and sugar

Nuts, oilseeds and sugar
Nuts and seeds are extremely nutrient-dense. They provide generous amounts of calories, fats, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Trace minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium and copper are important but may be under-consumed in today’s largely processed Western diet, and even in some plant-based diets. Nuts and seeds are a reliable and delicious source of these essential nutrients.

Hindi Name: Akhrot

Walnut or akhrot is an edible, hard shelled dry fruit used in main dishes and sweets and desserts as well a hard-shelled dried fruit that are used in main dishes as well as desserts and salads. It is a ... Read more

Hindi Name: Badaam

Known as badaam in hindi, almond is a dried fruit that is very nutritious. It is used in baking and as a flavoring agent in Indian food. Almonds can be used in many forms, such as sliced (flaked, sliver... Read more

Blanched Almonds
Hindi Name: Bheege Badaam

Blanching almonds is a method used to remove the skin of the almonds, called for in many recipes. It is done by immersing almonds in boiling water for a minute or two before transferring them to ... Read more

Cashew Nuts
Hindi Name: Kaju

Cashew tree is large and evergreen and contains fruits which are pear shaped called the cashew apple. It has a yellowish red color and has very sweet aroma and taste. This fruit has a single whitish seed ... Read more

Hindi Name: Moongphali

Peanuts, also known as groundnuts are a nutritious legume found all over the world. They are said to have originated in South America. They can be used for direct consumption, in food preparations, ... Read more

Sesame Seeds
Hindi Name: Kale Til, Safed Til

These seeds from the sesame plant have a nutty flavor. The husked ones are called white sesame and the un-husked are black. They are widely used in Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cook... Read more

Poppy Seeds
Hindi Name: Khuskhus

Tiny oil seeds from the opium poppy flower that has a nutty flavour. The seeds maybe used whole, ground or to extract poppy seed oil. The white poppy seeds are called potak or postu. Poppy seeds ar... Read more

Mustard Seeds
Hindi Name: Rai or Sarson

Small round seeds of the mustard plant. Several varieties of mustard plants are used to get mustard seeds, around 40 different species exist but there are three main plants used. These seeds have... Read more

Olive Oil
Hindi Name: Zaitun ka Tel

This oil is obtained from olives. It can be used in multiple ways like in food or in cosmetics, soaps, pharmaceuticals etc.It is mostly used in Mediterranean countries.There are different types o... Read more

Hindi Name: Pista

Pistachio is a member of the cashew family which is a small tree originally from Central Asia and the Middle East. Iran, United States and Turkey are the leading producers of pista. They are dry hard-she... Read more


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