Nuts make a delicious, protein-rich snack or addition to meals. They're versatile, easy to eat on the go, and a good source of plant-based protein, especially for those who eat few or no animal products. Eating nuts can help you meet your needs for protein, which is necessary for building bones, muscles, and skin.
NutsFoodServing sizeProtein gramspeanuts (dry roasted)1/2 cup17pistachios (dry roasted)1/2 cup13sunflower seeds (dry roasted)1/2 cup12walnuts (English, dried, chopped)1/2 cup9
Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet may be good for your heart. Nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients. And they're a great snack food — inexpensive, easy to store and easy to pack when you're on the go. One drawback to nuts is that they're high in calories, so it's important to limit portions.
The Exact Number Of Nuts You Should Eat Every Day10 grams of peanuts=12 peanuts10 grams of almonds=8–9 almonds10 grams of cashews=6 cashews10 grams of walnuts=5 walnut halves10 grams of pecans=5 pecan halvesJun 17, 2015
Mixed nuts, without peanuts, salted (0.25 cup) contains 8g total carbs, 6g net carbs, 20.2g fat, 5.6g protein, and 221 calories.