a bowl of mixed nuts

A - Z list of different types of nuts - 25 kinds

acorns on a tree
Nutrient  Value  % of RDA*
Calories  142kcal 7%
Carbohydrates  15g 5%
Protein  2.3g 5%
Fat  8.8g 14%
Manganese  0.4mg 19%
Vitamin B6  0.2mg 10%

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bowl of almonds
Nutrient Value  % of RDA*
Calories  163kcal 8%
Carbohydrates 5.6g 2%
Protein 6.1g 12%
Fat 14.2g 22%
Fibre 2.9g 12%
Vitamin E 6.9mg 35%
Manganese 0.6mg 31%
Magnesium  77mg 19%
bowl of brazil nuts
Nutrient Value  % of RDA*
Calories  184kcal 9%
Carbohydrates 3.4g 1%
Protein 4g 8%
Fat 18.6g 29%
Fibre 2.1g 8%
Selenium 537mcg 767%
Magnesium  105mcg 26%
Copper 0.5mg 24%


bowl of cashew nuts
Nutrient  Value % of RDA*
Calories 155kcal 8%
Carbohydrates 9.2g 3%
Protein 5.1g 10%
Fat 12.3g 19%
Fibre 0.9g 4%
Copper 0.6mg 31%
Manganese 0.5mg 23%
Magnesium 81.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 166mg 17%
bowl of chestnuts
Nutrient  Value % of RDA
Calories 54.9kcal 3%
Carbohydrates 12.4g 4%
Protein  0.5g 1%
Fat 0,4g 29%
Fibre 2.1g 1%
Vitamin C  11.3mg 19%
Nutrient  Value % of RDA*
Calories 176kcal 9%
Carbohydrates 4.7g 2%
Protein 4.2g 8%
Fat 17g 26%
Fibre 2.7g 11%
Manganese 1.7mg 86%
Copper 0.5mg 24%
Vitamin E  4.2mg 21%
Magnesium  45.6mg 11%
Bag of macadamia nuts
Nutrient  Value % of RDA
Calories  201kcal 4%
Carbohydrates 4g 10%
Protein  2.2g 4%
Fat  21.2g 33%
Fibre 2.4g 10%
Manganese 1.2mg 58%
Thiamin  0.3mg 22%
bowl of peanuts
Nutrient Value  % of RDA*
Calories  159kcal 8%
Carbohydrates 4.5g 2%
Protein 7.2g 14%
Fat 13.8g 21%
Fibre 2.4g 10%
Manganese 0.5mg 27%
Niacin 3.4mg 17%
Folate 67.2mcg 17%
bowl of pecans
Nutrient  Value % of RDA*
Calories  193kcal 10%
Carbohydrates 3.9g 1%
Protein  2.6g 5%
Fat  20.2g 31%
Fibre 2.7g 11%
Manganese 1.3mg 63%
Copper 0.3mg 17%
a spoonful of pine nuts
Nutrient  Value % of RDA*
Calories 188kcal 9%
Carbohydrates 3.7g 1%
Protein 3.8g 8%
Fat 19.1g 29%
Fibre 1g 4%
Manganese 2.5mg 123%
Copper 0.4mg 19%
Vitamin K 15.1mcg 19%
Magnesium  70.3mg 18%
bowl of pistachios
Nutrient  Value % of RDA*
Calories  156kcal 8%
Carbohydrates 7.8g 3%
Protein  5.8g 12%
Fat  12.4g 19%
Fibre 2.9g 12%
Copper 0.4mg 18%
Manganese  0.3mg 17%
bowl of walnuts
Nutrient  Value % of RDA
Calories  183kcal 9%
Carbohydrates 3.8g 1%
Protein  4.3g 9%
Fat  18.3g 29%
Fibre 1.9g 8%
Copper 0.4mg 22%
Manganese  1mg 48%
Sacha inchi nuts
a bowl of Araucaria nuts
bowl of baru nuts
a bowl of candlenuts
bowl of cedar nuts
gingko nuts
Hickory nuts
a bowl of kola nuts

Nut FAQs: Everything else you want to know about nuts!

We’ve listed 24 edible nuts you can find, but there are likely more (secretive) nuts out there that people eat all over the world.

Each nut has its own unique health benefits, so it is impossible to say which is the ‘healthiest’.

Our advice is to include as many different nuts as you can in your diet (in moderation) to enjoy the full spectrum of health benefits they can offer!

Yes they are, but in the best and healthiest way possible!

Nuts are full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and other ‘good’ fats. However, like with any other food, moderation is key.

According to the data above, peanuts and almonds are 2 of the most protein-packed nuts.

There isn’t a ‘worst’ nut – that we know about anyway. All nuts are an amazing source of nutrition, especially when you mix it up and enjoy an array of different nuts and seeds, alongside a healthy balanced diet.

Macadamia are famously the most expensive nuts to buy.

They can cost almost twice as much as other nuts like almonds, coming in at roughly £17.73 per 454g.

We already know that even if a food has ‘nut’ in their name, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a nut. Coconut is no exception to this rule.

Coconuts are fibrous one-seeded dry drupes- defined by their outer layer, fleshy middle layer and hard wood-like substance that surrounds the seed.

Rather sneakily, tiger nuts are edible tubers and not nuts at all. They are around the size of a pea with a coconut-y flavour and chewy texture.

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Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

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After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.