Continue The Nut-Giving Tradition This Christmas
Nuts have closely been linked with Christmas celebrations, but we may not know the reason behind it. Let’s find out why it is a tradition to gift nuts during Christmas.
You cannot expect a table at Christmas without a big bowl of nuts and nutcrackers. It’s almost Christmas, which means your shopping lists must be ready with your favorite nuts topping that list. However, do you find yourself curious about how this Christmas tradition started?
The answer will vary depending on who you ask. The Europeans believe that the tradition started because Saint Nicholas used to bring nuts and treats for the feast on December 5th or 6th. Another popular tradition in European countries during Christmas is the scrambling of nuts, which has been carried out for centuries.
In other countries, the most popular story goes, Saint Nicholas, the legend appears at a party carrying a huge sack containing nuts and other tidbits to be scrambled on the floor for children.
The Elizabethan England boys too engaged in this game by jostling each other to pick up nuts thrown down during Christmas celebrations. However, this practice of strewing nuts goes way further than Christmas.
What Ancient History Has to Say?
Apparently, a good nut harvest was closely linked to the birth of more children than usual in the coming year, making nuts a lucky charm for fertility. As a result, nuts were scattered on the ground at weddings and other auspicious holidays too that followed in the year.
Nuts elegantly fit into pagan, Yule, or other secular feasts. They can even have a religious significance in some contexts. Nuts have three parts – kernel, skin, and shell – all of which represent the “Saviour’s Blessed Body”, which in Christianity is supposed to bring good luck.
Go Nuts – Fill Your Christmas Bowl of Nuts Today!
Continue the ritual of finishing the Christmas dinner with heart warming conversations while passing around the nut bowl. Start preparing today, choose from the wonderful options at Go Nuts to add a sparkle to Christmas Festivities for you and your dear ones.
Savour the taste of lightly salted Irani pistachios, impeccably roasted and salted to make your taste buds swoon. Keep this enjoyable snack handy as pistachios are heart friendly and come with ample health benefits. Pistachios, rich in vitamin B6, promote blood flow by assisting in carrying oxygen through the bloodstream to cells, helping in maintaining the health of lymphoid glands, such as thymus, spleen and lymph nodes.
Happy lymph glands means more white blood cells, and increased ability of the body to fight infections. Pistachios, in a nut shell give you the most bang for your buck! (Pun intended)
|Dietary fiber||2.0 gram|
These gluten-free bites can be snacked on worry free anytime, but they’re especially great when you need a spike in your energy levels. A delectable mix of dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried strawberries and tart cherries, it is the ideal snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Being high in dietary fiber, you can easily substitute it for your not-so-healthy energy bar!
Shh don’t tell anyone we told you this.
|Dietary fiber||8.85 gram|
Known as the “King of nuts” because of the rare and powerful antioxidants present, a few walnuts eaten everyday can give you life long benefits! Anti-inflammatory, heart healthy and effective against diabetes, there is so much more to this powerhouse of healthy goodness. Eating walnuts slows down ageing, is good for the gut and excellent for your brain health!
Add ‘em to your cakes and bakes or to your salads as a healthy, crunchy garnish. Our walnuts are sourced from the world best walnut growing areas of Chile.
|Dietary fiber||3.44 gram|
For a surprise burst of flavor, try our delicious strawberry infused dried cranberries. Add ‘em to your sandwiches, sprinkle them on your salads or use them to beautify your cakes, the possibilities are endless!
Health freaks need not worry as they are a good source of fiber and are laden with antioxidants and vitamins.
|Dietary fiber||4.81 gram|
Made by partially dehydrating fresh cranberries, dried cranberries , sweet and sour naturally make for an incredibly tasty and healthy nibble. Loaded with antioxidants, these power packed, tiny bites increase your metabolism, improve your heart health and immune system.
An excellent addition to salads, cookies, muffins and breads, they can be enjoyed as a sweet and sour snack as well!
|Dietary fiber||5.1 gram|
Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a handful of raisins can instantly boost your energy! Our pickled variant is a twist on this naturally sweet dried fruit and is made with traditional Indian spices that are used to enhance the natural flavor.
Raisins keep your bones strong, boost your iron levels and aid in digestion, with so many health benefits. Go Nuts suggests indulging in this snack without a twinge of guilt.
|Dietary fiber||4.0 gram|
Bored of the same ol’ roasted nuts? Go Nuts has an enticing snack for the brave hearted! Sweet and sublime, dried cranberries pickled with traditional Indian spices. Yep, this one is good for you too.
Dried cranberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and are high in dietary fiber, supporting your overall health and well being. So, munch on fearlessly!
|Dietary fiber||5.1 gram|