Macadamia nuts are a delicious and nutritious snack offering various health benefits. They are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, they contain antioxidants that can help protect the body against free radical damage.
Studies have shown that consuming macadamia nuts can help improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They have also been shown to help improve cognitive function and reduce inflammation.
Although macadamia nuts have many health benefits, they’re also high in natural fat and therefore high in calories, so it’s good to know how many you can have in a portion, especially if you’re on a calorie-controlled diet.
In this article, I’ll provide you with everything you need to work out macadamia nut weights, servings, and calories per portion.
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How Much Does a Macadamia Nut Weigh?
I weighed a large volume of macadamia nuts to get an average weight overall, and here’s what I found:
A macadamia nut weighs an average of 2.6g per unshelled kernel. This weight can vary slightly depending on the size of the nut, with a smaller nut weighing around 2g and a larger nut weighing over 3g.
Macadamia Nut Calculator
Use the calculator below to work out the weights and calories for any serving of macadamia nuts.
This is based on an average nut size of 2.6g (0.09oz) and assuming that an average 2.6g macadamia nut contains just under 19kcal each (as per the USDA).
How Much is a Serving of Macadamia Nuts?
The recommended serving of macadamia nuts is one ounce (or 28.35g) of macadamia nuts, which is equal to around 10-12 nuts or a handful.
A serving of macadamia nuts this size contains 204 calories. This might sound a lot because macadamia nuts are one of the highest-calorie nuts due to the fact they’re rich in natural fats. However, most of the fat found in macadamias is considered a good fat, and because of this, they have many nutritional benefits.
Macadamia Nut Cup Weights
If you prefer measuring in cups or are looking to use macadamia nuts in baking, here’s all the information you’ll need to work out cup conversion weights:
|US Cup Size||Macadamia Nut Conversion Weights||Calories Per Weight|
Weight & Calorie Chart
The quick reference table below will help you find conversion weights and calories for various servings of macadamia nuts.
These figures are based on averages and using official calorie data from the USDA, which confirms that 100g of macadamia nuts contains kcal (or 7.18kcal per gram).
|Macadamia Nut Serving Weight||Conversion Weight||Calories Per Serving|
|1 Macadamia nut||2.6g/0.09oz||19kcal|
|2 Macadamia nuts||5.2g/0.18oz||37kcal|
|3 Macadamia nuts||7.8g/0.28oz||56kcal|
|4 Macadamia nuts||10.4g/0.37oz||75kcal|
|5 Macadamia nuts||13g/0.46oz||93kcal|
|6 Macadamia nuts||15.6g/0.55oz||112kcal|
|7 Macadamia nuts||18.2g/0.64oz||131kcal|
|8 Macadamia nuts||20.8g/0.73oz||149kcal|
|9 Macadamia nuts||23.4g/0.83oz||168kcal|
|10 Macadamia nuts||26g/0.92oz||187kcal|
Macadamia Nut Nutritional Information
Macadamia nuts are a nutritious snack that can help you meet your daily needs for essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of protein and fiber and contain high levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and healthy monounsaturated fats.
Including macadamia nuts in your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your cardiovascular health, and even reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
The chart below shows an overview of the nutritional data for macadamia nuts per serving:
|Nutrition Type||Amount Per 1oz/28g Serving|
|Of which are sugars||1.3g|
More Macadamia Nut Weight FAQs
Based on the average macadamia nut weighing 2.6g/0.09oz, there are around 175 unshelled nuts in a pound.
Based on the average macadamia nut weighing 2.6g/0.09oz, there are around 385 unshelled nuts in a kilogram.
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To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from the USDA; the link below contains the source information in case you need it: