Our expert says:
All nuts are excellent foods being rich in monounsaturated fats which reduce the risk of heart disease. Nuts are, however very high in energy and total fat content (e.g. pecan nuts contain 2792 kJ and 67.6 g of fat per 100g, and almonds contain 2451 kJ and 52.5 g of fat per 100g). Nuts should be eaten as part of a balanced diet in small quantities (i.e. 30g portions). They are not ideal for use in a slimming diet because of their high energy and fat contents.
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