Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

There is another reason besides flavor and crunch for nut lovers to eat nuts: they are heart healthy. In July 2003, the Food and Drug Administration approved a qualified health claim that states, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” This approval ( was in response to a petition filed by the International Tree…

Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods

Nutritional value of 100 g of whole natural nuts. From USDA (2003).

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr