Frutos secos y Trail Mix
Whether enjoyed alone or in a recipe, nuts provide a satisfying crunch and a pleasing earthy flavor. At CVS, you can find a huge selection of nuts that are great for snacking and using for cooking and baking. You can shop online and enjoy the convenience of shipping to your home or use the store availability tool to find your favorite nuts at a CVS location near you.
Health Benefits of Nuts
A nut is actually a fruit produced by a tree; however, unlike conventional fruits, nuts are dry inside and become hard when they reach maturity. Trees use nuts to reproduce, but people around the world have been gathering them to eat as food for centuries. Nuts contain a number of beneficial nutrients, including dietary fiber, omega-3fatty acids and vitamin E. In addition, nuts are a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and the amino acid l-arginina, which are believed to promote heart health. Nuts also contain plant sterols that have been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Types Of Nuts
There are many different types of nuts to choose from. Some popular varieties include almonds, brazil nuts, castañas de cajú, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pistachios and walnuts. Many of these types of nuts are available for purchase individually. You can also buy mixed nuts that contain two or more varieties of nuts.
De-shelled & Shelled Nuts
Once you have focused on the type of nut that you prefer, you can compare other features of the products to find the best one for your needs. Start by considering the forms of the nuts. Are they still in the shells? Are they de-shelled but whole or have they been halved or chopped? Do you need raw nuts or nuts that have already been roasted? It's also important to consider the preparations. Some nuts are plain, while others are salted or mixed with other spices. Typically, plain nuts are used for baking and cooking. Seasoned options may be preferred when you're enjoying mixed nuts as a snack on their own.
What is in Trail Mix?
There are a lot of different types of trail mix, each of which can have its own list of ingredients. In almost all varieties you will find things like nuts, dried fruit, and possibly small candies mixed together. This is made even tastier with the addition of salt or other seasonings. Many people even make their own trail mix and add their favorite snack foods to the mix. Some things that all good trail mixes have in common are that they are easy to carry with you and they do not need to be refrigerated. This is important, since it is designed to take with you on long outdoor hikes.
How Long Does Trail Mix Last?
Trail mix can last for many months without a problem. The specific length of time that trail mix will last depends on the ingredients added to the mix and the way that it is packaged. In most cases, a sealed package of trail mix will last six months to a year without a problem. Once you open the trail mix, however, it should usually be enjoyed within a couple of weeks. Even after that point, however, the mix will still be safe to eat as long as it is kept cool and dry.