Dried Fruits


Chestnuts depart from the norm for culinary nuts in that they have very little protein or fat, their calories coming chiefly from carbohydrates. Chestnuts contain very little fat, mostly unsaturated, and no gluten. Their carbohydrate content compares with that of wheat and rice; chestnuts have twice as much starch as the potato on an as-is basis. They are the only "nuts" that contain vitamin C. The fruit can be peeled and eaten raw, but it can be somewhat astringent, especially if the pellicle is not removed. Roasting requires scoring the fruit beforehand to prevent explosion of the fruit due to expansion, this method of preparation is popular in Greece. The nuts can also be eaten candied, boiled, steamed, deep-fried, grilled, or roasted in sweet or savoury recipes. They are available fresh, dried, ground, or canned, whole or in puree.


Walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans. It is used for food after being processed while green for pickled walnuts or after full ripening for its nutmeat. Greek walnuts are known for rich content of vitamins and mineral salts makes these nuts are an excellent dietary product. Their nuclei are recommended for strengthening the body, increasing its energy, and partitions are used for the preparation of medicinal infusions and decoctions for gastro-intestinal diseases. Also, they have a remarkable effect on brain activity.



Almonds are known to have great medicinal value, which, along with their good taste, is the main reason that so many people proactively add almonds to their diet. Almonds are a fantastic source of many vitamins and minerals, and phosphorous is definitely counted among them. Specific, constitute an ideal source of monosaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. Also, are great sources for alkali materials, and this is known to benefit the strength of the immune system, as well as increase the ability to stave off diseases and various health conditions.


Pistachio is a nutritionally dense food and is a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, several dietary minerals and the B vitamins, thiamin and vitamin B6. Also, pistachios are a good source of calcium, vitamin B5 and vitamin E. Delicious greek pistachio nuts have been revered as the symbol of wellness and robust health since ancient times. The nuts are enriched with many health-benefiting nutrients that are essential for optimum health. The fat profile of raw pistachios consists of saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.