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Nutritional Value of Commonly Consumed Nuts

Comment on the quality of fat.
Groundnut oil is high in MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) content.

What is its role in nutritional rehabilitation?
The multipurpose food used in National Nutrition Program is prepared by mixing 75% groundnut flour (after fat extraction) and 25% roasted red gram flour.

Among all the nuts which one has the highest content of iron?
Pistachio—14 mg per 100 g

All nuts are good sources of B group vitamins. Their nutritional value has been summarized in the following Table

What is oil cake?
In case of some oil seeds, the residue after extraction of oil can be used as an acceptable food which is rich in protein, e.g., groundnut. This residue is known as oilcake.

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Ghee, Butter and Vanaspati Ghee:

Common Vegetable Oils used in India:

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