Peanuts are a part of American history. The United States has done more to study the advantages of peanuts and the benefits of eating peanuts than any other place on earth. And while all nuts and seeds have their health benefits (research from Harvard shows that two servings of nuts every day can help fight cancer, diabetes, and heart disease) peanuts are the nuts we love most.
It can be hard to grow much in the urban environment, but planting nut trees is one way to add interest to even a small yard and grow something that’s both decorative and also has great nutritional content. According to Harvard, eating two servings of nuts a day might help fight off cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and in Spain a study found that regular nut eaters were 31% less likely to pack on the pounds. The nutritional value of nuts makes this something worth exploring, then, so read on for walnut tree facts, what trees are in the pecan family, and other type of nuts you might be able to raise in your own small yard.