About Us

The International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF), a nonprofit organization, represents nine tree nut industries (almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) and supports nutrition research and education.

For additional tree nut information regarding: food safety, statistics, government standards and government regulations regarding trade barriers and trade quality standards, please visit the International Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation at: www.nutfruit.org

Contact Us

Maureen Ternus, M.S., R.D.
Executive Director
The International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation
maureen.ternus@nuthealth.org

For hi-res photographs of mixed nuts, contact Maureen Ternus M.S., R.D.

For inquiries on a specific nut group, click here.

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Press Releases

FDA Approves the First Qualified Health Claim: Tree Nuts and Heart Disease Prevention Takes the Lead

DAVIS, CA, July 15, 2003 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the first qualified health claim for a food for immediate use on package labels. The claim states, “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low...

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Tree Nuts Add Flavor and Nutrients to Summer Entertaining

DAVIS, CA, April 2, 2001 –Tree nuts—nuts that grow on trees such as almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts—are one of the world’s favorite and most basic foods.  A part of many world diets known to be exceptionally healthful, tree nuts provide many important nutrients along with their rich and delicious...

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Nuts Add Flavor and Nutrients to Fall Dishes

DAVIS, CA, May 5, 2000 – One of the world’s favorite and most basic foods, nuts are a traditional part of many ethnic cuisines, providing rich flavors that complement herbs, spices, meats, cheese, fruits and vegetables.  Tree nuts are an important part of world diets noted to be nutritionally beneficial—such as those eaten in the Mediterranean...

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