Dear fellow food-lover,

How long have seeds and nuts been part of the Mediterranean Diet? And what's the difference between a seed and a nut anyway? Learn more in this week's Med Diet blog, and then check out the recipes below to get some more nutty and seedy goodness in your life.

While you're at it, don't forget to order our Med 25 Bundle, available this month only as part of our International Mediterranean Diet Month celebration.

Happy cooking from the team at Oldways!
The Nutty and Seedy Side of the Mediterranean Diet
Fact: Some of the earliest tools in recorded history were used to open nuts. Learn more about the nutty and seedy side of the Mediterranean Diet!
This recipe makes the perfect on-the-go snack. Not only are these walnuts the ideal crunchy treat, they're also rich in healthy fats!

Recipe and photo courtesy of California Walnuts .
The addition of cumin, nutty pistachios, and creamy tahini yogurt makes this balanced dish. When roasted, carrots become delightfully crispy, and develop a subtle, natural sweetness.

An Oldways recipe and photo.
Dried fruit and nuts can often be found nestled into Eastern Mediterranean rice pilafs. In this recipe, golden raisins add a delicious, tangy bite to the earthy flavors of the spices and the rice.

An Oldways recipe and photo.
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