Trivia in the Kitchen, Number Sixty-Three!

Here’s some nutty advice: if you are wanting to avoid dying of heart disease, eat nuts.  According to the Harvard study review,  The risk of heart disease in people who ate a serving of nuts a day (1-ounce serving) was 39% lower than those who did not.  So, start adding nuts into that diet.  Apparently the healthy fat in nuts may help lower blood lipid levels; other compounds present help expand the blood vessels (which leads to better bloodflow). Here are the numbers on how some of the more common/popular nuts stack up:

Almonds (22 in an ounce, 170 calories)
15g fat/ounce, $0.48/ounce

Brazil Nuts (6-8 in an ounce, 185 calories)
19g fat/ounce, $0.44/ounce

Cashews (18 in an ounce, 160 calories)
13g fat/ounce, $0.42/ounce

Macadamia Nuts (10-12 in an ounce, 200 calories)
22g fat/ounce, $0.91/ounce

Peanuts (18-20 in an ounce, 165 calories)
14g fat/ounce, $0.16/ounce

Pecans (20 halves in an ounce, 200 calories)
21g fat/ounce, $0.57/ounce

Pistachios (49 in an ounce, 160 calories)
13g fat/ounce, $1.02/ounce

Walnuts (14 halves in an ounce, 185 calories)
18g fat/ounce, $0.31/ounce

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