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 nuts

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

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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