It may sound a bit nutty, but August 3 is National Grab Some Nuts Day!
Nuts are considered to be a superfood: They're high in protein and contain monounsaturated fat, which can decrease a person's risk of heart disease and help boost their good cholesterol levels. Their portability also makes them a fantastic on-the-go snack. In fact, it's been shown that crunchy snacks - like nuts - help improve mood and alertness.
A good way to boost nuts' natural goodness is by roasting them. Try tossing a variety of nuts in a little bit of vegetable oil, some brown sugar, cayenne for spice and an earthy herb like rosemary. They burn quickly, so keep an eye on them.
Nuts are high in oil content, which means they can also spoil quickly. To prevent your stash from going bad, store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
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