Know Your Nuts : How Many Nuts Are Equal To A 30g Handful?

You’re probably already aware of the nutritional value and versatility of the nut. And although nuts vary in relation to their nutritional value, mineral and calorie content, they are without doubt one of the most popular health snacks out there. So when you’re considering what nuts to go for, and how many to have, consider the following portion sizes put to you in real terms:

30g of the following nuts are equal to…

  • 20 Almonds
  • 10 Brazil nuts
  • 15 cashews
  • 4 chestnuts
  • 20 Hazelnuts
  • 15 Macadamias
  • 15 Pecans
  • 60 Pistachios
  • 10 Walnuts or 20 Walnut Halves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Pine Nuts
  • Small handful mixed nut


Credit to for this info, it makes snacking on nuts more relevant to consumer quantities.

Source, (2015). Nutsite. FAQ Overview. Retrieved 9th February, 2015, from