Whoever made the quote good things come in small packages could have been talking about nuts – a small serve is a nutrient packed snack. But do you know how different nuts stack up nutritionally? While all nuts are a good source of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, some are better sources of certain nutrients than others. Here’s how 6 varieties of tree nuts stack up. The bold numbers indicate the highest source of this nutrient from the nuts listed. The perfect portion size is a small handful – around 25-30g. This way you’ll get a good serve of nutrition without overdosing on calories.
Information from: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2010. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl via almondboard.com