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Vvitto
11-11-2001, 07:33 PM
I have eaten a lot of wallnuts and pumpkin seeds lately, and I was wondering if they are any good !

Should be a daily snack?
V

millertime
11-11-2001, 09:06 PM
Nuts are good to eat if you want a high fat and low carb snack. there are better nuts then wallnuts and pumpkin seeds.

the doc
11-11-2001, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by millertime
Nuts are good to eat if you want a high fat and low carb snack. there are better nuts then wallnuts and pumpkin seeds.

well what are they then...

millertime
11-11-2001, 09:15 PM
Almonds are the best, Then there are peanuts, Pistachios, Pecans. They are all very high in Monounsaturated fat.

Scooby-Doo
11-11-2001, 09:40 PM
Yes, I find nuts a good snack :)

Vvitto
11-11-2001, 10:04 PM
Are pumpkin seeds high in monosaturated fat too?

Wizard
11-11-2001, 11:39 PM
Pumpkin Seeds/1 ounce hulled

Calories 153
Total fat (g) 13
Saturated fat (g) 2.5
Monounsaturated fat (g) 4.1
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6
Dietary fiber (g) 1.1
Protein (g) 7
Carbohydrate (g) 5
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Sodium (mg) 5
Copper (mg) 0.4
Iron (mg) 4.3
Magnesium (mg) 152
Manganese (mg) 0.9
Phosphorus (mg) 333

millertime
11-12-2001, 10:46 AM
Almonds

Serving Size 1 ounce

Calories 167
Total Fat (g) 15.0
Saturated (g) 1.4
Unsaturated (g) 12.6
Cholesterol (mg) 0.0
Protein (g) 5.7
Carbohydrates (g) 5.8
Dietary Fiber (g) 3.1
Sugars (g) 1.6
Sodium (mg) 3.1
Potassium (mg) 208.4

millertime
11-12-2001, 10:49 AM
just found this check it out and compare different nuts http://www.americanalmond.com/nutinfo.html

Vvitto
11-12-2001, 12:31 PM
Hi Miller,

Interesting posting...
Thanks

Vvitto
11-12-2001, 12:33 PM
Hi Wizard,

What is the difference between polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat?
IS poly the bad one and mono the good one?

Thanks
V

Wizard
11-12-2001, 12:43 PM
No,both of them are good ones. :)

Monounsaturated:Of a chemical compound, containing one double or triple bond;used particularly of fatty acids,such as oleic acid.Olive oil is rich in monounsaturates.A diet high in monounsaturates lowers the risk of heart desease and increases the testosterone levels.

Polyunsaturated:In contrast to saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids,polyunsaturated fatty acids have at least two double bonds,a feature which affects crucially their structural,physical and chemical properties.
The linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid are essential nutrients and are the parent fatty acids of the omega-6 and omega-3 family.Vegetable oils contain omega 6s and flaxseed oil omega 3s.

millertime
11-12-2001, 12:45 PM
also polyunsaturated are the only fats your body can not produce its self, so you need to eat foods with polyunsaturated fats, or take suplments with polyunsaturated fat in it.

Vvitto
11-12-2001, 12:50 PM
So according to your posting a diet which contain polyunsaturated diet its a good one!

Is that right?

millertime
11-12-2001, 12:52 PM
yes, your body needs polyunsaturated fat.

Wizard
11-12-2001, 01:35 PM
You really need to include up to a tablespoon of olive oil in your diet.

Reinier
11-12-2001, 03:04 PM
i always bake and frie in olive oil.
whats rich in polyunsaturated fats?

Scooby-Doo
11-12-2001, 03:24 PM
Cool Wizard,

I was wondering what stats pumpkin seeds had :)

Vvitto
11-12-2001, 03:27 PM
Miller

If on a label (almond butter) it says 18g fats, and saturated fats 1g.
Should I assume that there are 17 g unsaturated fat?

the doc
11-12-2001, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Vvitto
Miller

If on a label (almond butter) it says 18g fats, and saturated fats 1g.
Should I assume that there are 17 g unsaturated fat?

yes, but you do not know how much is polyunsat vs monounsat

i wouldn't worry though

Vvitto
11-12-2001, 03:38 PM
Hi Doc,
Thanks for reply~
Not all the labels would specify if there are poly or monosaturated fat!

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-12-2001, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Reinier
i always bake and frie in olive oil.
whats rich in polyunsaturated fats?


I can't remember what exactly, but frying olive oil kinda takes the goodness away and makes it bad i think.

Wizard
11-12-2001, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy

I can't remember what exactly, but frying olive oil kinda takes the goodness away and makes it bad i think.

Actually,olive oil,is the only oil that isn't destroyed (doesn't changes its structure to trans fatty acids as the vegetable oils do)
by heat. :)

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-12-2001, 04:18 PM
I thought that those oils were oxidised in heat - hence why you need to store them in the fridge to keep the benefits.

Wizard
11-12-2001, 04:20 PM
Olive oil doesn't need to be stored in the fridge.

the doc
11-12-2001, 04:23 PM
oils will oxidize when heated near their flash point- the problem is not really cis/trans isomerization (they tend to burn before this happens thermally) but formation of oxidized oils such as peroxytriglycerides

monounsat oils (soybean, peanut, olive) have high flashpoints and are quite stable for modest lower temp frying

polyunsat oils (flax, canola, walnut, seseme) have lower flashpoints are are more easily oxidized

really the only stable oils for frying are satd (lard) and crisco (trans-partially hydrogenated oils)

btw crisco type oils are used in ALL fast food and restaurant frying!!!! :tuttut:

Tryska
11-12-2001, 04:27 PM
and twisted as it sounds..tis better to fry in lard than crisco.

btw - flash point, is the point the oil starts smoking, no, doc?

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-12-2001, 04:28 PM
thanks for the clarification Doc.

Can you please tell me where Almond oil would fall into this list?

Tryska
11-12-2001, 04:30 PM
almond oil is not for cooking. it's for massages. tuttut

The_Chicken_Daddy
11-12-2001, 04:32 PM
I bought some of it the other day to replace my flax.

From what i can gather, the almond oil has better values.

the doc
11-12-2001, 04:40 PM
the flash point is technically the temp at which the oil will catch fire

when its starts to smoke then you are getting close

almonds? probably fits in somewhere between olive and flax. Most nuts have higher polyunsats- not a good medium for frying but probably would make a great vinagerette dressing

also yes, tis better to fry in lard...lol

Vvitto
11-12-2001, 04:41 PM
hi Doc,

I do some of my cooking with olive oil!
Isnt this better than vegetable oil?

Tryska
11-12-2001, 04:44 PM
i think we need a new forum. we can all it "Doc's Grease Forum".

the doc
11-12-2001, 04:50 PM
vvitto, olive oil is a vegetable oil (or maybe olives are technically a fruit)
so your set! Just dont get it smoking...lol

t, howbout "the greaseman's show"...lol

note: my goal in life is to be the fella who sucks the crisco out of the fryer into the vacuum looking thing so we can filter and use it again!!!

Tryska
11-12-2001, 04:54 PM
w00t!

the greaseman cometh!


hey..isn't that similar to the guy who sucks the goo out of port-a-potties?

Wizard
11-12-2001, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Vvitto
hi Doc,

I do some of my cooking with olive oil!
Isnt this better than vegetable oil?

Sure it's better.Whether olive oil is a vegetable oil or not,it won't be re-structrured.Of course the same oil can't be used for many tmes but comparing it to the other oils,it's the best one for cooking and frying..

the doc
11-13-2001, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by Wizard


Sure it's better.Whether olive oil is a vegetable oil or not,it won't be re-structrured.Of course the same oil can't be used for many tmes but comparing it to the other oils,it's the best one for cooking and frying..

yea you can use the same oil over and over. Just get one of those filter thingies like the use in the fast food joints
:evillaugh:

Wizard
11-13-2001, 07:35 AM
In the fast food stores they are not so assholes to use olive oil... ;)