By Kate Springer
Here at True North Granola, we’re nuts about nuts! It’s no wonder that they make a crunchy, delicious addition to our products, but which ones are used, and what are their benefits? We’ll break it down for you.
Which nuts are used in True North Granola?
We use pecans, almonds, pistachios, cashews and macadamia nuts in our granola.
The health benefits of nuts
Pecans are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium and magnesium, which have heart and bone health, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, the crunchy texture and buttery flavor of pecans makes them a favorite among nut lovers. Learn more about pecans in our blog post.
Almonds are high in calcium, vitamin E and monounsaturated fat. While monounsaturated fat helps your body manage good and bad levels of cholesterol, calcium aids in maintaining strong bones and vitamin E helps skin. Due to their calcium content, eating almonds can be a good alternative for those on a dairy-free diet.
Pistachios stand out among nuts because they contain two things that help with eye health: lutein and zeaxanthin. Also high in potassium, fiber and vitamin B6, which helps keep hormone levels balanced, these green nuts are bursting with flavor.
Loaded with healthy fats and essential minerals, like manganese and copper, cashews grow on trees and are attached to a “cashew apple.” They’re technically seeds, not nuts, but we appreciate them anyway!
Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, such as vitamin b1 (which allows carbohydrates to be used as energy) and cooper, macadamia nuts are as unique as they are flavorful.
Which granolas have which nuts?
Almonds: Apple Cinnamon Granola; Coconut Granola; First Date Granola; Ginger Granola; Go Nuts Granola; Granola Blues Granola; Nutty No Grainer Original; Nutty No Grainer Cranberry; Nutty No Grainer Mediterranean
I dislike nuts. Are there options for me?
Allergen Statement: Our nut-free granolas are produced in a facility where nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachio, and macadamia), dairy, wheat, legumes and coconut are used. The package may contain naturally occurring items such as stems, pits or shell fragments.
Nuts, like many things, are best consumed in moderation, due to the high saturated fat content that’s found in some varieties. Mixed into a balanced diet, however, they’re a good way to get healthy fats, and, not to mention, they’re a tasty addition to granola!