Dry Fruits

 

Almond - The kings of nuts

Almonds are valuable food remedy for several ailments like anemia ,constipation, impotency, skin disorders & respiratory diseases. They are the perfect combination of Iron, Copper, Phosphorus & Vitamin B1; this help in the formation of new blood cells & raises the hemoglobin levels in the blood. It maintains a smooth physiological function of the brain, nerves, bones, heart & liver. Almonds are scientifically proven to increase brain vitality & its protein content is an established muscle builder The best method of consumption of this resourceful food for the mind & body; is simply have a portion of almonds with a glass of warm milk in the mornings.

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Cashew - It's actually a seed

Cashews have less fat than almonds, walnuts, peanuts & pecans. They are power food which has Protein, Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, Iron & Zinc. Added to this cashews contain a high content of Vitamin C & Vitamin B1. Cashews make Delicious nut milk, as a substitute for cow's milk; its high Iron content help forming the red pigment in the blood. When eaten in moderation, they are useful addition to a healthy diet. To enjoy its benefit at its best, store them in airtight containers.

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Saffron - The mark of tradition & purity

The saffron filaments are actually the dried stigmas of the saffron flower, each flower has just three such stigmas, it takes about 75,000 flowers to get you a pound of saffron. A therapeutic plant, saffron is considered as antispasmodic, helps in digestion & increase appetite. In the past it had been used a drug for cure infections like flu, depression and as a sedative. It is also considered, that in small quantities it regulates women's menstruation, and helps in conception. It also has a high content of Thiamin & Riboflavin. Saffron is also believed to reduce melanin content in the epidermis on local application; to simply put it saffron could make you fairer!

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Pistachio - The 'Happy Nut'

Pistachios are rich in Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 & Thiamine. These nuts have relatively lower calorie value compared to other nuts. They are cholesterol-free, high in fiber & low in saturated fats. Pistachios have a high content of monounsaturated fat content ; this actually lowers cholesterol levels. They also contain Phyto-chemicals that act as antioxidants; this plants nutrients have been associated with a decreased risk of chronic diseases like cancer. Pistachios are best stored in airtight containers.

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Walnuts - Just a handful everyday

Walnuts are recognized for their ability to reduce cholesterol; helps prevent ailments like cancer, arthritis, insomnia, itchy skin conditions and also helps in blood clot formation. They are loaded with Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins & antioxidants, Regular consumption of walnuts has a soothing effect on our mind & nerves, thus enabling sound sleep. Unshelled & shelled walnuts are best refrigerated in air tight containers & stay fresh for six months. Walnuts are regarded as 'Brain Food' aptly for their nutritional benefits & interestingly for their wrinkled brain-like appearance.

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Apricot - The famous fruit

The apricot is one of the most important fruitS. It's regarded as a nutritious & tonic food which enjoys world- wide popularity. The nut of the apricot is rich in Protein & fat.It contains 40 to 45 percent of oil, which is practically identical to almond oil. Apricots help cure ailments like constipation, indigestion, anemia, fevers & skin diseases. To enjoy their benefits, store them in a cool & dry place.

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Raisin - Far more than a dried

Raisins are thus an excellent food in all cases of debility & wasting diseases. They are essential during convalescence & help cure acidosis, constipation, anemia & sexual debility. Esteemed for their rare food value, raisins are rich in carbohydrates, Minerals & Vitamins. A major portion of this sugar is formed by Glucose and fruit sugar. its well known that Glucose produces quick heat & energy in the body. Raisins are best stored in a cool & dark place.

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Figs - All you need to live

An analysis of the fresh fig shows it contains a good amount of moisture, Proteins, Fats & Carbohydrates. Many alternates medicinal virtues have been ascribed to the fig. It provides renewed vigour & strength to the body especially after prolonged illness or physical & mental exertion. It helps cure constipation, piles, asthma, sexual weakness & corns. Figs are an excellent tonic for weak people who suffer from cracks in lips, tongue & mouth. It's suggested that the figs be washed before consumption, soaking them eases the digestion too.

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Pine Nut - Picked off the pinecone

The pine nut is actually a seed produced by a certain variety of pine tree. They are tiny, but underestimate its goodness. Pine nuts are an excellent source of Iron, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium & high monounsaturated fat, which keeps your cardiovascular system healthy. It's also packed with Vitamins A,C & D. This makes it give a boost to the immune system. They contain almost three milligrams of iron in one-ounce serving. Pine nuts are also higher in Protein than most nuts & are a good source of Thiamine, Potassium & phosphorus. Pine nuts are best kept in the refrigerator, in airtight containers.

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Prunes - Not just fun to eat

All prunes are plums, but not every plum is choicest to be a prune. They are good source of potassium the mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure, heart function & reduced risks of a stroke. It also promotes bone health & slows down muscular degeneration. Prunes also aid in normalizing blood sugar levels, provide an intestinal protection & lower cholesterol. Remember to keep prunes fresh by storing them in airtight containers in a cool, dry & dark place.

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