Hebrew names of the different nut varieties available in Israel.
Hebrew with English and transliterations
Hebrew: סוגים שונים של בוטנים ואגוזים
Israelis love to munch on "pitzuchim" - a collective term referring to snack foods. Pitzuchim include varieties of nuts and seeds - things that you can usually crack open between your teeth. On the Jewish festival of Tu B'Shevat it is traditional to eat dried fruit and nuts. Tu B'Shevat is an acronym for the 15th day of the month of Shevat in the Hebrew calendar.
||Extra Information & Nutritional Value
|Almonds||Shkeidim||שקדים||Almonds are an incredible source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.|
|Brazil nut||Egoz Brazilayi||אגוז ברזילאי||Popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten-free food. Excellent source of selenium.
|Cashew nut||Kashew||קשיו||Rich in essential fatty acids & help to lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol.|
|Hazel nut||Egoz Ilsar/Egozei Luz||אגוז אלסר / אגוזי לוז||Hazel nut oil is used in cooking and as a base oil for massage therapy and aromatherapy.|
|Macadamia nut||Egoz Makademia||אגוז מקדמיה||Since macadamia is free from gluten, it is one of the popular ingredients in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. Difficult to crack though.|
|Peanuts||Botnim||בוטנים||Peanuts contain more protein than any other nut.|
|Pecan nuts||Egoz Pekan||אגוז פקאן||Pecans are rich sources of several B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.|
|Pecans (caramelized)||Pekan Sini||פקאן סיני||Number one ingredient in your pecan pie!|
|Pine nuts||Egoz Tznobar||אגוז צנובר||Pines nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E and contain about 9.33 mg per 100 g (about 62% of RDA)|
|Pistachio nut||Fistuk||פסתק||Pistachios are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and are an excellent source of antioxidants.|
|Walnut||Egoz Melech||אֱגוֹז מֶלֶך||Walnuts are known to have cancer fighting properties.|