Which nut DOES NOT derive most of its calories from fat?
Most nuts and seeds derive 70 to 95 per cent of their calories from fat. The exception is:
a) pumpkin seeds
d) dry-roasted peanuts
You might have a hard time getting this one!
And the answer is: Chestnuts!
Chestnuts are the only low-fat nut or seed. One hundred grams (3.5 ounces) of chestnuts contain 2 grams of fat, making up a total of 8% of their calories. The same serving of pumpkin seeds has 46 grams of fat; 52 grams for almonds; and 50 grams for dry-roasted peanuts. Macadamia nuts contain the highest amount of fat – 100 grams contain 74 grams of fat but the protein in nuts is extremely high.
So this Christmas season, go nuts for chestnuts!
Is peanut butter a good source of protein?
All-natural peanut butter contains 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein per tablespoon. This means that more than 70% of the calories are derived from fat and 15% are derived from protein. Peanut butter is a great source of unsaturated fat but can never be seen as a great source of protein. Be wise with your protein choices.