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.
**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.