Almond nuts contain vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, and so they may offer a number of health benefits.
Just a handful of almonds — approximately 1 ounce — contains one-eighth of a person’s daily protein needs.
People can eat almonds raw or toasted as a snack or add them to sweet or savory dishes.
They are also available sliced, flaked, slivered, as flour, oil, butter, or almond milk.
People call almonds a nut, but they are seeds, rather than a true nut.
ALMOND NUTS NUTRITION
The table below shows the amount of each nutrient in one ounce Trusted Source (28.4 g) of almonds.
This is approximately equivalent to a handful of almonds or around 23 almond kernels.
|Nutrient||Amount in 1 ounce||Daily adult requirement|
|Carbohydrate (g)||6.1, including 1.2 g of sugar||130|
|Fat (g)||14.2, of which 12.4 g is unsaturated||20%–35% of daily calories|
|Selenium (micrograms or mcg)||1.2||55|
|Folate (mcg, DFE)||12.5||300–400|
|Vitamin E (mg)||7.27||15|