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Nut benefits and buying tips
Recent studies show tree nuts carry many health benefits, if consumed in moderation. Nutrient-rich, but high in calories, they contain good fats that can help reduce cholesterol. When buying unshelled nuts, look for clean husks heavy for their size. Remove nuts from plastic bags because cracked nuts are susceptible to mold growth. Unshelled nuts last longer than shelled nuts; they keep several weeks at room temperature or several months when kept in a refrigerator or freezer. Use roasted or toasted nuts within two weeks.