Healthy Nuts for Cooking and Snacking

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., November/December 2010

Four favorite varieties are packed with healthy reasons to cook with nuts.

"Yes, what about people with tree nut allergies? Are we out of luck and in bad health? What do peanuts offer? "


A 1-ounce serving of pistachios—a generous 49 nuts!—has only 157 calories. Pistachios are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants linked with healthy vision.

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