Noted for being one of the top nutritional nuts, almonds are the perfect choice for a light snack. With the low calorie content of almonds, it is possible to incorporate these tasty nuts into your regular diet. To bypass any concerns, we will examine the almond’s health benefits and nutrition facts.

The almond, as we know it, is actually the seed of the almond fruit that grows on trees, similar to the peach and cherry trees. Although we are able to access almonds year-round, summer is the peak season in their native lands of the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Asia.

The almond tree was introduced over time to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, and California—the only state in the U.S. that produces almonds.

Calories in Almonds
While various health diets call for the easy-to-grab snack, there are some people that say almonds are too high in fat to enjoy. Like all tree nuts with fat content, it is important to understand the calorie component of different serving sizes.

One raw almond, or kernel, has seven calories—five of which are from fat content—the good-for-you monounsaturated fat. Most diets advise to eat a handful of almonds in between meals. If the delicious, sweet taste leaves you wanting more, don’t panic. One ounce, about 23 almonds, has only 164 calories, and of the 129 calories in the fat content, only 1.1 grams are saturated fat.

Now let’s take a look at the almond’s nutrition facts to justify the high-fat content.

Nutrition facts

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