Some Nuts May Have Less Calories Than Originally Thought

There’s more good news about almonds and pistachios. Using an improved method for estimating calories, USDA researchers found that there are fewer calories in the nuts than previously thought. The new method, which is expected to work well with other foods, takes into consideration the fat in some hard foods that is not completely absorbed because it is difficult to digest the food’s cell walls. By measuring calories intake and foods’ excreted remains, scientists said the caloric value of pistachios has likely been overestimated by 5 percent. Read more.

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