11 Nuts That Pack the Most Protein

1. Peanuts

Peanuts are legumes, not nuts, and have been turned into diamonds under pressure.

2. Almonds

Almonds are drupes, with over 30 varieties and eight out of 10 grown in California, taking over 1 gallon of water per almond or 1900 gallons per pound.

3. Pistachios

Pistachios have been consumed since 7,000 B.C. and were considered a luxury item in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.

4. Cashews

National Cashew Day is on November 23rd, and cashews start out as apples before being roasted or steamed to neutralize the oils.

5. Walnuts

Walnuts are a great brain food, high in Omega-3 fatty acids, and should be stored in the fridge or freezer to stay fresh longer.

6. Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are fiber, folate, and vitamin E-rich and are paired with dark chocolate while hazelnut oil is used for cleaning and polishing wood.

7. Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are rich in selenium and illegal to cut down, with a single cup having 876 calories.