For your overall good health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends 1.5oz of nuts a day (or about 42 grams, or roughly 1/3 cup), which is equal to a small handful. A handful of nuts corresponds to a standard serving size and is approximately equal to:

  • 24 shelled almonds
  • 14 shelled walnut halves
  • 16 cashews
  • 20 hazelnuts
  • 15 macadamias
  • 15 pecans
  • 28 peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • 45 pistachio kernels
  • 7 Brazil nuts kernels
  • 3 tablespoons of seeds (sunflowers seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds
  • mixed nuts: about two of each of the ten nut varieties

A handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away. Literally.

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**Values and percentages are approximate based on the USDA Nutrient Database

**Percent Daily Value (%DV) is a guide to the nutrients in one serving of food. For example, 40% for protein means that one serving provides 40% of the protein you need each day. It helps you make informed food choices. DVs are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.



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