Nuts in the vegan diet
Nuts are real powerhouses. Due to their high-quality nutrients they play a central role in human nutrition. Especially in the vegan diet nuts are a valuable vegetable source of potentially critical nutrients. They provide essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, dietary fibres, proteins, minerals, vitamins and secondary plant substances. They also contain the essential amino acid leucine in significant amounts. Leucine plays an important role in building and maintaining muscles.
In the vegan food pyramid, nuts are also located in the upper third and should therefore be consumed regularly but in healthy amounts. Since nuts have different compositions, the consumption of different varieties is ideal. This guarantees a balanced supply of the high-quality nut nutrients. The Swiss Society for Nutrition recommends that a handful should be eaten daily, about 30 g.