Are You Nuts for Nuts?

Are you nuts for nuts? Do you love snacking on all kinds of nuts? Perhaps you love them all – walnuts, peanuts, cashews, or maybe almonds, too.

Well, guess what!  I just saw a really awesome porcelain nut server on It even comes with its own nutcracker and holder for the nutcracker in the middle of the dish. So if you could use a good nut server you are shopping in the right place.

This auction has a BIN of $220 but so far all of the previous winners won it for much less than that.  One DealDash customer got it for only $18.01 including the cost of the 87 bids used to win it.

This nut server set has been made to last and will add an elegant look at your next party. It already has some customer reviews and it has earned an overall rating of 4.94 out of a possible 5. That tells us a lot about the high quality of the product when it has such high customer satisfaction.

History of nuts

Most nuts grow on trees and bushes, but some nuts (such as peanuts) grow underground. Most nuts (such as cashews) grow inside a soft casing that hardens into a shell.

According to my research, there are more than 53 types of nuts found in the world, but of the edible type, there are more than 20. 

Nuts have been a staple in the human diet since the beginnings of history. The oldest walnut remains were discovered in Iraq, and they are believed to be from 50,000 B.C. The Greeks and Romans were fond of the walnut. 

Healthy…tasty….and nice to look at, too!

In Texas, pecan shells were unearthed near human artifacts that may date back to 6,000 B.C., so it’s easy to see why nuts have been so popular through the ages.

The walnut was first cultivated in California by the Franciscan Fathers in the late 1700s, and the earliest walnuts to enter California were known as “mission” walnuts.

Cashews are native to northeastern Brazil, and Portuguese missionaries took them to East Africa and India during the late 16th century, where they became abundant at low altitudes near the seacoast. However, the oldest nut ever discovered is the Ginkgo, which is native to China. It is believed to have survived for about 150 million years.

Scientists have been able to point to Western Asia as the most likely place that almonds were first grown, but they were also most likely cultivated in China, too.

Great health benefits

Nuts are a good source of healthy fats, fiber and other beneficial nutrients. Nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients, and some nuts may be good for our heart. The six most healthful nuts listed are:

  1. Peanuts
  2. Almonds
  3. Pistachios
  4. Cashews
  5. Walnuts and
  6. Hazelnuts

Ounce for ounce, macadamia nuts and pecans (which are some of the best tasting nuts) are considered to be the worst nuts for our health because they have the most calories and the highest amounts of fats, while they have the lowest amounts of protein.

I was surprised to learn that cashews contain a natural toxin and are actually poisonous until they are roasted?

Nuts do have many benefits, however, because they are fairly inexpensive and are easy to store, pack and go wherever we go. One drawback to nuts, however, is that they are high in calories, so it’s important to limit portions.

Bottom line

If we are looking for a high-quality porcelain nut server that comes with a nutcracker, we might want to place some bids in the next auction. Who knows? You might be able to win the next great bargain!

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