Thursday July 12, 2012
Almonds Have Fewer Calories
Beltsville, MD — Whole almonds might have significantly fewer calories than previously thought, according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Additionally, its research team says it has developed methods for measuring the calories in a single food in the context of a broader diet, adding the method is more accurate than that used during the past century.
The researchers say the previous measurements might have overestimated the calories in almonds by as much as 32 percent, meaning a one-ounce serving of almonds might have 129 calories instead of the 160 calories currently listed on its Nutrition Facts Panel.
The Almond Board of California reports it is now working with government agencies to determine what the study results might mean for future consumer education about almonds, including Nutrition Facts.