The conclusion of this analysis is that the consumption of nuts is not associated with a greater risk of obesity even in the long term. Among other things, dried fruit being rich in fiber gives a deep sense of satiety and gratification of the palate. The important thing is to eat it in the right quantities and as a replacement rather than in addition to other foods. Also because it is good for health: a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that inserting a moderate amount of hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, peanuts or pistachios into our daily diet lengthens the life reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 29% and 11% cancer risk. Another study has shown that the consumption of two portions of 30 grams a day of oily fruit decreases total cholesterol and LDL and increases HDL, the so-called good cholesterol. The consumption of oily dried fruit is also indicated in the diet of vegetarians because it gives green proteins: 50 grams of walnuts with salad and bread are a complete and light dish. The only ones who need to stay away are those who suffer from specific allergies and those who are obese. To find out what are the benefits of dried fruit and how many calories it provides, we interviewed Alessandra Bordoni, professor of food science at the University of Bologna, who worked on the Nutrition Education project “Dried fruits is wellness” Irma D’Aria from