People raising nuts in New Zealand have diversified and turned into an experimental bunch of growers.
It was only about recently that only walnuts used to be grown by nut growers in New Zealand. Though, now they have diversified and thrived. Many growers in New Zealand have started growing hazel nuts, almonds and even macadamia nuts.
Other nuts that have been experimented with in recent time include pistachio nuts, pine nuts and chest nuts. With harvest season around the corner and almond trees in full bloom, the time ahead is surely bound to be nutty.
The quality of almonds in New Zealand turns out to be so exquisite is because of the weather that helps. Summers, being hot and lengthy, while, winters bringing in the frost help the nuts to be crispy and fresh. The almonds, which are harvested, are found to have abundance of concentrated protein and monounsaturated fat.
Nuts happen to have health benefits as well, despite them being high in fat and kilojoules. It has been found that nuts by reducing blood cholesterol levels help in depreciating the chances of a heart-attack. It has also been found that nuts tend to be low on starch, though chestnuts happen to be an exception.
Growers in New Zealand have been contemplating to increase their product lines in the future, though they have already been producing nuts of benchmark quality for international and domestic markets.