A researcher at Tuft’s University has ranked peanut M&Ms above beef and pork for nutrition.
The research by Dr. Dariush Moaffarian, a cardiologist, nutrition researcher and dean at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science, was funded by Bill Gates of Microsoft.
Gates opposes animal farming and invests in plant protein and cell culture as alternatives.
Moaffarian ranked foods, including candies and junk foods, on nine nutritional values and assigned scores from zero to 100.
The higher the score, the better they are nutritionally.
Pork and beef sausage were at the bottom at one.
Cheddar cheese is at 25, peanut M&Ms at 35, grilled chicken breast at 57 and General Mills Cocoa Puffs at 64.Moaffarain has been advising government officials and healthcare professionals across the world throughout his career, according to his curriculum vitae. He is co-chair of a task force preparing to present to the White House at the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health next month..