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Does a Handful of Nuts Equal an Ounce?

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Hey Fit!
Question for you: I've heard from different people and read in different fitness magazines that an ounce of mixed nuts is a good afternoon snack. I don't have a kitchen scale, so off-hand, how much is an ounce? A small handful?
Thanks!
tshellyedwards

Interestingly enough, I do have a digital kitchen scale; my husband went through a period of weighing portions of food especially nuts! What a coincidence. So I decided to weigh a handful of walnuts and see if it equals the prescribed nut intake of an ounce.

To see how much that handful of nuts weighted, just





So it seems that the advice that a handful of nuts in about an ounce is true.

I do, however, have fairly small hands. So, please take hand size into consideration when eye-balling your one ounce handful of nuts.

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