It’s rare to hear of a food with fewer calories than expected. Well… new research suggests that almonds have about 20% fewer calories than once thought. The research showed that a 1 ounce serving of almonds (~ 23 almonds) has 129 calories, not 160 calories as currently listed. That’s good news right?
Almonds were already one of my favorites. They taste good and offer up a hefty serving of protein, calcium and fiber. They are quite versatile. I usually just snack on them during the day but they are also great in salads and in fish and vegetable dishes. And don’t forget about almond butter – it makes a good base for dips or just as a toast topper.
So that’s my good news for the week… now if only those researchers can get to work on cupcakes!
Photo from my California almond tour, September 2011.