I see that nuts are very high in fats...Just to be re assured, these are good fats right?
Some are better than others, but yes, for the most part they are good fats. Eat up.
I am not sure fully, but I think sunflower is better over than peanuts. But like Rpen22 mentioned, both are fine.
Nice cause I found some on the hells cheap side and am going to add them in my diet as a snack. 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds is like 190 cals, 4g carbs, and 18g of fat I believe. Good to have these around for $1 for 9 servings. They are already shelled too so you can just eat them by the handful after measurement.
Sunflower seeds are soooo much better for you than peanuts, if you like peanut butter try getting almond butter, its definetly a lot better for you.
Look at merely the thread title - I expected this thread to go in a completely different direction...
Now that I see this is in the nutrition forum - I feel a bit better.
my nuts are pretty fat...
wait, this is not what its about is it...
Sunflower seeds are good, peanut are okay (the fat is not too bad but there's lots of other good things about peanuts), Almonds are the bomb as the fat in them helps control insulin spikes. Cashews are delicous but useless.
I've never considered almond butter. How's the taste and where can you get it or do I have to make it? I found some recipes online but I'm wondering if I can simply buy it at the grocery store. None of the grocery store sites I searched turned up anything. If I have to make it do you have any recipe suggestions?
As for the taste, those that like it, love it. Most people I know do like it, but it's really not my cup of tea.
Almond butter definitely tastes good IMO.
Peanuts are actually a bean (or a comic strip by Charles Schulz). Carry on.
Hey sinner, you posted a recipe for making your own natural peanut butter. You think the same thing would work for making your own almond butter? I don't see why not.
I've done it with almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cashews as well. Works great.
With almonds, you will want to get slivered or sliced almonds. Whole almonds are just too damn big and they won't break down in the blender.
Where can I find the recipe?