Eat This Instead Almonds Vs. Mixed Nuts

April 13, 2009|By KATE SHATZKIN

Emerald's Cocoa Roast Almonds look a little decadent; we guessed they'd have more calories than the brand's Deluxe Mixed Nuts. We were wrong; the cocoa-dusted almonds had 20 fewer calories per serving, along with 3 fewer grams of fat and less saturated fat and sodium.

Kate Shatzkin

Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts

Per serving ( 1/4 cup):

170 calories

5 grams protein

16 grams fat

2 grams saturated fat

6 grams carbohydrate

2 grams fiber

0 milligrams cholesterol

95 milligrams sodium

Emerald Cocoa Roast

Almonds

Per serving ( 1/4 cup):

150 calories

6 grams protein

13 grams fat

1 gram saturated fat

6 grams carbohydrate

3 grams fiber

0 milligrams cholesterol

25 milligrams sodium

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