Pistachios are widespread in the Mediterranean, North-East Africa, West, Central and East Asia. There two kinds of pistachios are found in Central America, as well as in the south of the State of Texas (USA)
Peanuts are called ground-nuts, but today many people know that in fact this plant belongs to the legume. The fruits of peanuts - nuts, really covered by the pods with thick rough walls, reminiscent of a bean or beans. In each pod - a few nuts, with a yellowish tint and covered with a thin skin - pink or reddish.
Almonds possess an incredibly soft and delicate taste, that's why in ancient Egypt dishes using this nut intended solely for the Pharaohs and upper class. It also has a rare medicinal properties in folk medicine it is used to get rid of such diseases as diabetes, insomnia and migraines.
One of the most popular and commonly used types of nuts. Perhaps in popularity it can be compared only with peanuts; even walnuts, despite their usefulness and taste, somewhat less popular.
Cashew - nut, placed high on the list of the most delicious nuts. In addition, cashews - one of those plants that can be called a zero waste: anything that gives a tree cashew is used in man for any purpose. The bark and leaves are used for medicinal purposes, shell nuts - in industrial, nuts and cashew apples so called - in the gastronomic.
Peanut (peanut, ground almonds, Chinese walnut) - low annual plant of the family of legumes, likes moisture and heat. Grows as a bush. From the rest of legumes (such as soy, beans, peas, moons) different structure of the flower and a special form of the fetus.
Almonds - a fruit of an almond tree. There are two kinds of almonds: with a sweet and bitter kernel. Bitter almonds grow in a wild state in Central Asia. Sweet almonds are cultivated in the regions of the Crimea, Transcaucasia, the Mediterranean, in Central Asia.
Interesting that the first sunflowers were brought to Russia by virtue of Peter I, however they were delivered, is exclusive in the decorative purposes, and began to use seeds in food a bit later.
Mix of fruits and nuts
Nuts - a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. The nut consists of vitamin B, vitamin A, E, P, and other minerals: phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc. Virtually all nuts contain 60-70% fat, but as you know, as part of these fats are no "bad" cholesterol, but the fatty acids abound.
Golden Jumbo raisins and Flame Jumbo raisins
The advantage of dried berries of grapes was known from ancient times. In ancient Greek chronicles were said that raisins possesses curing properties and ancient Egyptians included raisins into structure of many drugs.
Prunes are one of the most useful dried fruits. Besides that it has got a fine taste and even healing properties. In its structure-only vitamins and useful minerals which make it to stand out in food usage.
Dried apricots have not only great taste, but also a lot of useful properties. The main advantage of using dried apricots is a complete absence of fat and harmful acids to the body. Set of vitamins in dried apricots not too big though they are: vitamin C, A, PP and B vitamins.