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LanieG
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   Posted 5/12/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the more recent posts reminded me of nuts as snacks, so I wanted to compare some of the more popular snacking nuts.  I weighed almonds and macadamia nuts on my kitchen scale, looked at their packages and checked www.nutritiondata.com and this is what I found about them.  (And this is why I know how many nuts are in an ounce.)  The other nuts' information is from the nutrition website.  Don't forget that the following information is broad since the sizes of nuts vary as well as the sources of information.  Also, most snacking nuts are salted, though you can buy non-salted almonds, walnuts and peanuts very easily in the supermarket.
 
almonds
1 oz (28 g.) = 25 almonds
161 calories
14 g. fat
6 g. carbs (3 g. fiber)
6 g. protein
calcium and iron
 
cashews
1 oz (28 g.)
155 calories
12 g. fat
9 g. carbs (1 g. fiber)
5 g. protein
(calcium and a lot of iron!)
 
macadamias
1 oz (28 g.) = 14 macadamias
200 calories
21 g. fat
4 g. carbs (2 g. fiber)
2 g. protein
(calcium and a lot of iron)
 
peanuts (not really a nut, of course)
1 oz (28 g.)
168 calories
15 g. fat
4 g. carbs (3 g. fiber)
8 g. protein
(calcium and iron)
 
pistachios
1 oz. (28 g.)
159 calories
13 g. fat
7 g. carbs (3 g. fiber)
6 g. protein
(calcium, iron and traces of vit. A & C)
 
walnuts
1 oz. (28 g.)
183 calories
18 g. fat
4 g. carbs (2 g. fiber)
4 g. protein
(calcium and iron)
 
 
 
  


Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet


Joan123
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   Posted 5/12/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the info!
Joan
 
History of Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease and Thyroid cancer.  Treated with surgeries and RAI.
Type II Diabetes diagnosed April 2010
Meds:  Lantus, Metformin, Levothyroxine, Lisinipril w HCZ, and Lasix.
 


Zurich
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   Posted 5/13/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, this is what I do.  I take a bunch of Walnuts and a bunch of almonds (actually after reading Lanie's post I may throw in some macadmia's next time).  I put them in a strainer and rinse water over them.  I kinda pat dry them with a papertowel just to make sure they are not dripping wet.  Then, I take about a 1/4 cup of Spenda and mix it with a teaspoon or so of cinnamon.  I sprinkle it on the damp nuts in the strainer and toss them around a bit to make sure they all get coated.  I spread this nut mixture out on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam.  I put it in the oven at 375 for around 15 min, till the nuts get toasty looking.  When they cool down I put them in a sealed container and keep them on my desk at work.  This is what my afternoon snack is.  Also, I use this as the snack when around 11 a.m. I feel like I'm not going to make it to lunch cause I'm starving and I keep giving the vending machine google eyes (you know that feeling).  Nuts are also suppose to be very "heart" healthy for you and the Splenda and cinnamon make me feel like I'm have something sweet.  The only thing about nuts is they're expensive.  Especially walnuts and macadmia's.  I never toasted pecans (their expensive too).  And, as with everything else in life ... moderation.  A handle full for a snack is enough.  These are so good I have to be careful not to finish off a whole plastic tub of them in a day!
Zurich 

LanieG
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   Posted 5/13/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
What a good idea, Zurich!  We buy unsalted roasted almonds from Kroger in a bag from the produce department and unsalted walnuts in a very large bag from Costco.  We keep both in the freezer until we eat them.  Costco also sells a large container of macadamia nuts but they're salted.  They're very expensive if you buy them in the supermarket but much more reasonable at Costco.  A handful is probably an ounce?  I don't measure what I eat because I have a small dessert bowl that I use and I don't eat more than it holds (maybe a large handful!).   And don't forget that you can add nuts to salads.  
yeah  
Lanie
 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet

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