Nuts are extremely healthy and contain high-quality nutrients which are helpful for our overall health. Almond is considered to be the best among all nuts and it’s full of healthy fats, fibre and proteins as well as many nutrients and antioxidants. Due to all these nutrients eating almonds is very healthy and helps you in lowering cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. It is a debatable topic whether plain and salted almond gives similar benefits. Here we look at plain vs salted almond, its uses, pros and cons.
Roasting of almond is done to improve taste, aroma and crunchy texture. Roasting is done using dry heat, to roast it equally on all sides. Also, oil roasting can be done.
When compared plain and roasted almonds have a very similar amount of fat, carb and protein. There may more fat and calories in roasted almonds. But the difference is minimal. Fats content may be higher in roasted almonds due to a decrease in weight after roasting. Oil roasted almonds might have slightly more fats than plain almonds. Anyhow both plain and roasted almonds are having almost similar nutritional value. That’s why there is no significant advantage or disadvantage of having plain or roasted almonds.
Despite all these few changes can happen while roasting almonds, like damaging healthy fats and some nutrients, which are sensitive to heat. But if proper care is taken while roasting by adjusting temperatures, this problem can be minimised.