Ever found yourself pondering about the nitty-gritty of cashew nut weights and their calorie counts while munching on a handful? This guide covers all that is cashew nuts, offering you a friendly hand with detailed charts, thoughtful insights, and a handy calculator to help you navigate through the weights and calories of your cashew portions.
How Much Does a Cashew Nut Weigh?
I weighed a number of whole unroasted cashew nuts and found the following:
The average weight of one cashew nut is around 1.5g (0.053oz).
Smaller cashews weigh around 1g, and a large cashew nut can weigh up to 3g.
|Conversion||Weight of One Average|
Cashew Nut Calculator
The calculator below will help you to quickly calculate the weight and calories of your portion per cashew nut.
This is based on an average nut size of 1.5g (0.053oz) and assuming nut weights vary from around 1-3g (depending on the size of the nut).
I have also used the assumption that an average 1.5g cashew nut is equal to 12kcal (as per My FitnessPal).
How Much Does a Cup of Cashew Nuts Weigh
I weighed a cup full of unroasted cashews and counted the number of nuts it contained and found the following:
A full US cup of cashews weighs around 150g (5.3oz) and contains around 100 individual nuts in total.
Half a US cup of cashews weighs around 75g (2.6oz) and contains around 100 individual nuts in total.
How Many Cashew Nuts are in a Portion?
Although cashew nuts are a good source of protein, they’re also high in fat and calories so if you’re counting yours, it’s a good idea to know how many are in a portion.
The recommended portion/serving size per portion of cashew nuts is around 18 nuts. Based on the average nut weighing 1.5g, 18 nuts are equal to around 27g (0.95oz) and 216 calories (kcal).
Cashew Nut Weight & Calorie Chart
The conversion table below shows more cashew portions to help you quickly work out the weight and calories for your portion.
This chart is based on the assumption an average cashew nut weighs 1.5g (0.053oz) and that a nut of this size contains 12 calories. Because cashews are a natural product, some weigh more and some weigh less than the average amount.
|Cashew serving size||Average weight |
(in grams and ounces)
|1 portion (18 nuts)||27g/0.95oz||216|
|1/2 portion (9 nuts)||13.5g/0.48oz||108|
Cashew Weight FAQ’s
Based on an average-sized cashew nut weighing 1.5g, 1oz(28.3g) of cashew nuts contains around 19 nuts in total.
Based on an average-sized cashew nut weighing 1.5g, a 100g (3.5oz) portion contains around 67 nuts in total.
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