I remember reading in some books and on some websites that the most nutritious nut was the almond.
However, I checked the book "Becoming Vegan", and in it, it states that the fat in almonds is 10% saturated and 65% monounsaturated. Comparatively, the fat in hazelnuts was listed as being 7% saturated and 75% monounsaturated. If we take this to be true, and it is recommended that saturated fats be limited in our diets while monounsaturated fats should compose the majority of our dietary fat, would it not be true then that hazelnuts are a healthier choice than almonds? Does anyone have any opinions or information on this? Is there another attribute of almonds, such as amino acid composition, fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc. that counter the higher percentage of saturated fats and thus make them superior to hazelnuts?
Any help or insight would be appreciated. Thanks to everyone in advance.