Salted almonds and pistachios are healthy and tasty guilt-free snacks that are easy to make at home. Oven roasted with no added oil.
Facts about Almonds: Almonds are high in fiber, vitamin E, Magnesium, copper, riboflavin, and phosphorus. They also contain healthy fats that help reduce bad cholesterol levels. They are also a natural source of protein. Quarter cup of almonds contains 7.62 grams of protein.
Nutritional Facts for Almonds:
Serving Size: 1 ounce (about 25 almonds)
Calories: 163 , Protein: 6 g, fiber: 3.5 g, fat: 14 g, Carbohydrates: 6 g
Facts about Pistachios: These delicious and good for you nuts are nature’s super healthy snack for heart. Pistachios contain more potassium and vitamin K per serving than any other nuts. In July 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first qualified health claim specific to seeds lowering the risk of heart disease: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces (42.5g) per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease”.
Nutritional Facts for Pistachios:
Serving Size: 1 ounce (about 49 kernels)
Calories: 160, Protein: 6 g, Fiber: 3 g, Fats: 12.6 g, Carbs : 8 g
- 5 cups raw almonds or Pistachios
- ¼ cup warm water
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. salt, preferably fine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and tossing until all the nuts are evenly coasted.
Spread the nuts on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place them in the oven and roast them for 20 minutes. Stir the nuts once while they are being roasted, to ensure an even roasting.
Keep the nuts on the baking sheets in the oven until they cool with the oven door kept open. This result a crispier roasted nuts.
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