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 Post subject: Oil roasted nuts and seeds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:32 pm 
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How unhealthy is it to eat almonds and cashews and sunflower seeds that have been roasted in vegetable oil?

Nuts and seeds are a huge part of my diet!

I really like pumpkin seeds because they are so high in protein, but they are hard to find and hard for me to afford.

I eat a lot of sunflower seeds, almonds, and cashews.

I recently noticed that most all of the roasted almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds at the grocery stores are really greasy, and vegetable oil is the second ingredient on the label. I don't see dry-roasted nuts and seeds very often; the only brand of dry-roasted I saw contained MSG.

I know raw is probably better and healthier, but I'm a bit allergic to raw almonds, and it is hard to eat cups and cups of raw sunflower kernels.

How unhealthy is it to eat almonds and sunflower seeds that have been roasted in vegetable oil? Do the benefits of the protein in these outweigh the negative effects of consuming so much vegetable oil?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil roasted nuts and seeds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Is it impossible to find dry roasted nuts where you live?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil roasted nuts and seeds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:06 am 
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maybe add salt to the kind without oil. i have a feeling the oil is highly processed and why would you want that? and yes nuts have protein but have more fat, and adding oil is not a good way to get fat. i stopped eating costco cashews for that reason...

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 Post subject: Re: Oil roasted nuts and seeds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:18 am 
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Try nuts.com they have a wide variety of all kinds of nuts/seeds, you should be able to find raw or roasted in about any kind you choose.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil roasted nuts and seeds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:13 pm 
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I dry today my almonds daily. No salt no oil and super easy

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