Nuts are highly nutritious – a source of vital fatty acids, omega fats, protein and many vitamins and minerals. They’re also good for the environment – switching our main source of protein from meat to nuts whenever we can helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition the trade in Brazil nuts helps to preserve the Amazon rainforest. Not only that, they really are good for our health. The Government’s Chief Medical Officer says that 18,000 premature deaths from heart disease would be avoided every year if we cut our meat consumption by half. Nuts are a good value form of protein which can help us do this. UK nut lovers can buy Fairtrade Brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts, walnuts and almonds, meaning the farmers and gatherers are protected by the guaranteed fair deal which comes with Fairtrade.