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+ Why is the company named Sahale Snacks?
Edmond and Josh named the company after Sahale Peak, near the Cascade Pass in the North Cascades National Park in Washington. It’s a beautiful peak with a cool glacier and great views.
+ What does “Sahale” mean?
It is a Northwest Native American word that has a variety of derivations and meanings – like falcon, sacred, and high lofty place. We just like the name and sound of Sahale, and of course the mountain peak.
+ What’s with the names of your Nut Blends –Valdosta and Sing Buri?
Each Blend is evocative of a unique part of the world or great culinary tradition. So, for instance, our award winning Valdosta Blend, our Southern Pecan Blend, is inspired by Valdosta, Georgia, a place where Edmond and Josh spent time early in their careers when they were TV reporters in Savannah, Georgia.
Our Sing Buri Blend is named for a province in Thailand, and offers all the complexities of an Asian inspired meal with notes of lemongrass, ponzu, sake, and a smoky, mild Chinese chili. Edmond and Josh have long been gigantic fans of all types of Asian cooking.
+ Why are nuts good for me?
Nuts like cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios, can be a good source of:
Plus, many studies have shown that nuts have powerful cholesterol-lowering effects
+ Can I still enjoy nuts if I am watching my weight?
Nuts, when enjoyed in moderation, do not appear to cause weight gain. In fact, many health care professionals and diet experts agree that treating yourself to a handful of nuts (or 1 1/2 ounces) is a great healthy snack that can help satisfy you and curb your appetite . Nuts contain no trans-fats and are typically low in saturated fats and high in good-for-you polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
+ What about if I am watching my cholesterol?
Most tree nuts contain no cholesterol, and are a great source of minerals and nutrients. In fact, tree nuts are full of a compound known as sterol, which has been shown to help reduce cholesterol.
+ Can adding nuts to my diet improve my heart health?
According to the Food and Drug Administration, eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
+ What are tree nuts?
Tree nuts are just what they sound like – nuts that grow on trees! There are nine recognized types of tree nuts: almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.
+ Are tree nuts a good source of protein?
Tree nuts are an excellent source of protein – they are even included in the USDA Food Guide Pyramid within the meat category! The nutrition in 1/3 cup of tree nuts is equivalent to 5 oz. of lean meat.
+ How can I add more nuts into my diet?
Nuts are nature’s convenience food. Naturally bite sized and delicious, nuts are the perfect snack for an on-the-go lifestyle. At Sahale Snacks our motto is Snack BetterTM, which is why we primarily use premium tree nuts. Pick up one of our Nut Blends or Glazed Nuts for a healthy snack or as toppings for salads, meats, or even desserts, like fruit and yogurt!
+ What is unique about Sahale Snacks that make them healthier than your typical nut mixes?
Sahale Snacks selects only the highest quality ingredients when creating our premium nut blends. To add sweetness to our blends, we use organic tapioca syrup and organic cane sugar that serve as an alternative to corn syrup, or other highly processed sweeteners. We don’t use artificial preservatives or flavorings to make our gourmet snacks and we only use unsulfured fruits in our products. Also, while some nuts are actually cooked in vats of oil, Sahale Snacks are carefully dry roasted in ovens.