Shop our huge range of healthy organic nuts & non-organic nuts. Perfect to snack on, put on smoothie bowls or include in baking and homemade muesli. Try adding nuts to fresh salads for a delicious texture and flavour.
What are the health benefits of nuts?
As a popular snack and common ingredient, we may not think twice about the benefit that nuts provide us. However, nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients that are beneficial for our well-being. They also may help reduce the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, and many more.
Nuts are also widely used to aid in weight loss. This is because it’s a much healthier option for a snack than your regular crisps and chocolates. It also has a high fibre content to help regulate your bowel movements. Some types of nuts can even help reduce bloating.
In a nutshell, there are a myriad of health benefits that nuts possess. As long as it’s consumed in moderation and you don’t have a diagnosed nut allergy, it’s an ingredient that you’ll never get tired of.
What are the healthiest nuts in New Zealand?
Nuts come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavours. Whatever your preference is, you’ll always be able to find a type of nut suitable for your tastebuds. Here are some of the healthiest nuts with ample nutritional value that you can add into your meal.
Almonds - when it comes to healthy nuts, the almond is the MVP. It has high levels of vitamin E, fibre, and the highest level of calcium out of all nuts.
Cashew Nuts - abundant in minerals like magnesium and iron, cashews are also high in protein and can help with cholesterol levels.
Walnuts - Walnuts are packed with protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals and they are especially rich in omega-3 for good health. Ours are currently sourced locally in Canterbury.
Macadamia nuts - Super high in fat, these nuts are an excellent choice for those following a Keto diet.
What can you do with nuts?
There’s plenty of things you can do with this crunchy wonder. At Nourish & Thrive we love to put them in salads, in our baked goods and our muesli. The easiest way to use nuts in your daily dietary routines is to eat them as a snack. But, you can use nuts in your homemade recipes, chopped as a topping or blended into a sauce.
For a healthier alternative to dairy, you can create your own nut milk, almond, cashew and macadamia being popular nut milk choices, by soaking the nuts in water, running it through a blender, and straining it with a cheesecloth. Not only is nut milk better for people with lactose intolerance, it has just the same amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Plus making your own is better for the environment than buying in plastic from the store. Additionally, another way to consume nuts is to turn it into nut butter. We’re all familiar with peanut butter, but you can also turn almond, cashew, hazelnut, and macadamia into butter too.
Where can I buy organic nuts in NZ?
Right here at Nourish & Thrive. As a kitchen staple, it’s great to buy this wholefood in bulk and store in a glass container. You can also buy organic nuts in most supermarkets and grocery stores in New Zealand. Buying organic nuts in NZ in bulk online right here on Nourish & Thrive is the easiest way to top up and not worry about running out! We have a wide selection of organic nuts. We have affordable delivery to major cities in New Zealand, so no matter where you live, you can always get your hands on organic nuts in NZ.