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What is the difference between dry roasted and oven roasted nuts?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Dry roasting is just that: dry. Nuts are often roasted in oil which adds calories. Given that nuts are mostly fat, it makes it easy to roast them without any added fat.

"Oven roasted" could mean either oil roasted or dry roasted.

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet

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