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Peanuts for Health

Peanuts for health

Peanut Pleasure

"Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter". - Comedian Bill Cosby

Now you can add nuts to your diet!

High Energy Content

Peanuts with their high energy content are rich in E and B complex vitamins and the following minerals.

Peanuts in shells

They are also cholesterol free, containing polyunsaturated or "good" oils.

People who love nuts are celebrating the new research findings that state the unsaturated fat in nuts can actually reduce your risk of heart disease. This is great news for many, but some nutritionists are not buying into it just yet. The director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Bonnie Liebman, says, "Nuts are a very dense source of calories". She is concerned this new data may cause weight-watchers to consume too many calories.

On the brighter side, other nutritionists are convinced the excess calories in nuts will do your diet no harm due to their beneficial properties.

So how do we muddle through the confusion? We suggest using the age-old theory of moderation in all things. If you love nuts and want to put them back into your diet, by all means do so. Just watch the amount you consume and try to limit your intake to an ounce or two a day. How much is that? Following is a chart to help you determine an ounce of various nuts.

Nuts by the Ounce

Type of Nut # of Nuts in 1-ounce Calories
Almonds
22
170
Brazil nuts
6 to 8
185
Cashews
18
160
Hazelnuts
20
175
Macadamias
10 to 12
200
Peanuts
18
165
Pecan halves
20
200
Pistachios (shelled)
47
160
Walnut halves
14
185

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