- 23 almonds weigh about 1 ounce. As do roughly 167 pine nuts, 49 pistachios, and 19 pecan halves. Take a look at the chart below for other 1 ounce counts.
- 1 ounce of almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios delivers 3 to 4 grams of fiber. Not a lot more than other types, which have 1 to 2 grams, but good to know if you’re looking to get more of that important component into your diet.
- Some nuts are higher in magnesium than others. Magnesium prevents cardiovascular diseases, regulates blood pressure, and treats migraines, insomnia, and depression. Knowing that Brazil nuts deliver 25% of the recommended daily value of this important nutrient may put them at the top of your list.
- Pine nuts have 120% of the recommended daily value of manganese, a trace mineral that supports normal nerve and brain function and fights free radicals. That’s significantly higher than the other eight types. Food for thought.
- You can get 35% of the recommended amount of Vitamin K from an ounce of almonds, compared to 20% from hazelnuts and 0% from macadamias. Vitamin K is a powerful antioxidant important for brain health.
- Pistachios may be good for your eyes. One ounce contains 329 micrograms of lutein and zeaxanthin, the only 2 carotenoids the human body doesn’t synthesize. They are deposited in high levels in your retinas and help filter harmful lights and keep your eyes healthy. None of the other 8 nuts comes close to the same amount with the runner up, hazelnuts, having only 26 micrograms. My aging eyes are happy to know this.
Not all Nuts are as Nutty
Jan 4, 2014 @ 9:58 by Leave a Comment