Nuts are a fruit composed of inedible hard shells and seeds which are generally edible on its inside. Nuts are an important food cuisine containing many nutrients essential for both animal and humans. They have large oil contents in relation to their size and are also quite expensive to buy. The high oil content also makes it a good source of natural energy. Interestingly enough most of the global supply consists of mainly 11 varieties:

  • Coconut
  • Peanut
  • Cashew
  • Walnut
  • Chestnut
  • Betel nut
  • Hazelnut
  • Pistachio
  • Kola nut
  • Brazil nut

The different varieties each have its own mix of nutrients and fats and can be used in various styles of cuisine. Nuts are also a good substitute in meat-alternative dishes for the non-carnivorous community.