Nuts and seeds emerged as the third-largest category in the overall snacks market in 2015, accounting for a market share of 15.66%. Nuts include almonds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, peanuts, walnuts, and cashews. Seeds include sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and flaxseeds. Rising demand for ready-to-eat snacks and convenient foods has fueled the growth of the global nuts and seeds market. Their availability in a range of flavors, including butter, smoky, salted, and pepper, has further contributed to increased sales.