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Health Benefi ts of Tree Nuts

WithMauren E. Ternus, Karen Lapsley, Constance J. Geiger

Tree nuts are produced in more than 40 developed and less-developed countries on millions of hectares of land, providing economic livelihood for hundreds of thousands of producers and small family operations [1]. The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC, formerly known as the International Tree Nut Council) was formed in 1983 and represents all sectors of the dried fruit and tree nut production and trade of almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts [1]. The world tree nuts production from 2000 to 2007 is given in Chapter 1.