There are certain phases when you keep binging on dry fruits and that is when the word control is tossed out the window. Dry fruits are super versatile. Here's why. They're filling as snacks for picnics or if you're fitness conscious, they're good as appetizers to unsolicited guests coming in unannounced and they're great binding or thickening agents for rich Indian curries that and other food items. And we've realised the need to put all the good ol' dry fruits under one bracket so here's a list of all the best dry fruits you can get your hands on, right here at LBB Shop. Read more, buy more, eat more, live more.
The Best Of Nuts & Dry Fruits On LBB To Up Your Health Game
Eat peanuts, they're good for health and rich with essential fats. Munch them as snacks with salt or use them in curries, with chopped veggies as a complement to your booze or just about any way you please. These tandoori flavoured ones offer a good twist to the plain variants.
While you might not get to go on real dates, we're sure this date will be a good one and always available for you, without any drama. Just sweetness. These are 100% natural dry dates that you can eat to kill your sugar cravings or just use them for some delectable Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce (the author's favourite dessert).
Here's a sneak-peak(an) to this wonder nut not many might know about. You'd have heard about these mostly on American movies and shows for its usage in the infamous pecan pie. However, you might want to give these crunchy and buttery nuts a try as they not just go well with deserts but also boost immunity and improve skin and hair health. Best paired with anything caramel, use these for cheesecakes or with some ice-cream.
Back to your childhood, if you've never been told to eat almonds so as to boost your memory and get smarter, we're sorry but your childhood has been incomplete. The smartest kid on dry fruit street, this low-fat nut is also known to provide your system with essential healthy fats, fibres, proteins and a good amount of vitamin E. We love to have it roasted and this particular one is roasted and spiced with peri-peri, thumbs up yess.
The rest of the dry fruits can be rough and mean and hard but not this one. The sweetheart of the dry fruit states, the raisin is palatable to all. It's not overly sweet or pretentious and yet can be if you want them to (just boil them or soak them in water to make them burst with sweet juice). Best with pulaos/pilafs/pulavs, these sweet treats can be used as a sweetening agent however you please, be it in granulated form for the malai kofta or cutlets or just for any other filling. These go great with desserts as well.
These are the ideal nuts for all things, snacks, desserts, meat dishes, as stuffing, as health foods, as everything. Mr. zpresident of the dry fruit world, walnuts are great to eat. Mum told me they resemble one's brain and having these keeps one's brain forever functioning. I'll boast and say she was right about this haha. These nuts aid in weight loss, act as anti-oxidants, lowers blood pressure and reduces inflammation. There's more but we'll cap it off by saying that you must have walnuts, especially these California walnut kernels.
Figs are grainy and standout for their intrinsic flavour. Pop one in and as you bite through the small grainy granules, a flavour bomb will erupt in your mouth. Good for the bones, the digestive system and the heart, we love these. If you're one that has difficulty controlling your sugar levels, this might help. Our suggestion, soak them in water overnight for a more cooling and soft bite.
It was a fun thing to just de-shell these green wonders and have the salted ones. It had this fruity feel and a tinge of sweetness. Just your feel good dry fruit. Now we know you're thinking baklava, and yes they're delicious. However, you can use them in cakes, breads and a lot of other bakes. Great in keeping blood sugar levels in check, you will want these.
Dried apricots can be a tough nut to crack but once you get on the inside, they're sweet as honey. Not jsutdo they excite with their own flowery flavour but also make for good chewys. If the kid can't stop bawling, we suggest you pop these into their mouths. Best to use in the Christmas cakes or just as crumbles. Now if it's genuinely hard to chew these, soak them in water and then consume. However, these dried apricots on LBB are small in size and easier to break down.