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Classification of Food: Nuts & Seeds

Meat | Dairy | Oils | Sweeteners | Legumes | Vegetables | Fruits | Herbs & Spices | Grains | Nuts & Seeds

Substance Taste Heating or
Cooling
Post
Digestive
Effect
Properties and Action on Tridosha
Nuts & Seeds
Almond Sweet Heating Sweet Heavy, Oily Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata. Energizer, Aphrodisiac, Rejuvenator.
Cashew Sweet Heating Sweet Heavy Oily Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata. Aphrodisiac.
Peanut Sweet & Astringent Heating Sweet Heavy, Oily Increases Pitta & Kapha. OK for Vata in Moderation. Difficult to digest. Should not be given to children before age six, and only in moderation after that.
Pumpkin Seed Sweet, Bitter & Astringent Heating Pungent Heavy, Dry Kills Worms & Parasites. Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata.
Sunflower Seed Sweet & Astringent Heating Sweet Heavy Oily. Slightly Increases Pitta & Kapha, Reduces Vata.
Walnut Sweet & Astringent Heating Sweet Heavy, Dry. Increases Pitta & Kapha, Decreases Vata,

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