Why Are Nuts Roasted?

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Nuts Roasted to improve their taste, aroma and crunchy texture. Roasting is defined as cooking using dry heat. Which cooks the food evenly on all sides. Most nuts are roasted without their shell, except for pistachios. Which are often roasted in-shell.

Meanwhile, raw nuts have not been roasted.UFABET  

Roasting methods are sometimes used to separate the shells of nuts from their kernels. This is a common method of shelling cashews and the reason why they’re almost never sold raw.

There are two main kinds of roasting:

  • Dry roasting: Roasting without any oil. Nuts can be dry roasted in the oven or on a frying pan.
  • Oil roasting: Roasting using oil. Nuts can also be oil roasted in the oven or on a frying pan.

In addition to these two methods, nuts can be roasted in the microwave.

You can buy roasted, or you can roast them yourself.

Roasting nuts changes their structure and chemical composition.

Specifically, it changes their color and decreases their moisture content, giving rise to their crunchy texture.

Raw and dry-roasted nuts have very similar amounts of fat, carbs and protein. Although, have slightly more fat and calories per gram. But the difference is minimal.

One ounce (28 grams) of raw almonds contains 161 calories and 14 grams of fat. Whereas the same amount of dry-roasted almonds contains 167 calories and 15 grams of fat.

Similarly, 1 ounce (28 grams) of raw pecans contains 193 calories and 20 grams of fat. But the same amount of dry-roasted pecans contains 199 calories and 21 grams of fat.

During roasting, nuts lose some moisture. Therefore, a roasted nut weighs less than a raw nut. That explains why the fat content per ounce is slightly higher in roasted .

Some studies have shown that roasting nuts does not change the overall fat content. However, the polyunsaturated fats in roasted become more susceptible to oxidation. As the structure of the nut changes.