The Healthiest Nuts

Over the next few days we’ll be posting about nuts. What are the healthiest nuts, which are better for you and which nuts may not be.

Most people know nuts are good for them; the nut councils have plastered magazines and TV ads with all the great qualities of nuts ranging from lowering cholesterol to reducing the risk of heart disease. But how do nuts compare? Here are the best nuts for you with ounce-by-ounce nutritional comparisons.

Mixed Nuts:
An update by the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide concluded (partially in jest) that unsalted mixed nuts are the best for you because they combine all the nutritional values of the nuts in them. I can’t disagree.

Approx. Price: $5.17 for 8 oz. mix of almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, and pecans

Almonds are high in vitamin E and have more magnesium than most nuts. A quarter cup of whole almonds (about the same as a 1 oz. serving size) has nearly the amount of calcium as a quarter cup of milk.

Nutrition per ounce:
• Calories: 160
• Fat: 14 grams (1 saturated (s), 9 monounsaturated (m), 3 polyunsaturated (p) )
• Protein: 6 grams
• Other notable nutrients: Over 35% of your daily requirement of vitamin E, over 30% for manganese, and almost 20% for riboflavin and magnesium.

Approx. Price: $4.74 for 8 oz.

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