Pistachio Weights & Calories (Including Calculator & Charts)

Use this page to help you to calculate the weights and calories of any serving size or portion of pistachios.

The easy-to-use calculator and charts below will help you to calculate both cooking weight conversions and calorie amounts depending on what you need.

Pistachio Calculator

The calculator below will help you to quickly calculate the weight and calories of your portion of pistachios.

This is based on an average unshelled pistachio weight of 0.6g (0.021oz) per kernel.

I have also used the assumption that the average pistachio is equal to 4kcal (as per My FitnessPal).

How Much Does an Unshelled Pistachio Weigh?

I weighed a number of whole pistachios with the shells and found the following:

The average weight of one pistachio with the shell is around 1.25g (0.042oz).

ConversionWeight of One Average
Pistachio
Grams1.2g
Ounces0.04oz
Kilograms0.001kg
Pounds0.003lb

How Much Does a Shelled Pistachio Weigh?

I weighed a number of whole pistachios without the shell and found the following:

The average weight of one pistachio without the shell is around 0.6g (0.021oz).

ConversionWeight of One Average
Pistachio
Grams0.6g
Ounces0.021oz
Kilograms0.0006kg
Pounds0.001lb

How Much of a Pistachio’s Weight is it’s Shell?

I did some research and removed the shells from a 200g pack of pistachios and found that the edible part of the pistachio weighed 103g and the shells weighed 97g. From these findings we know that:

The average weight of a pistachio shell is around 0.6g (0.021oz) and accounts for around half of the weight of the whole pistachio.

This means that if you buy a pack of pistachios with the shells on, only about half of the pack is actually edible, and the rest will be discarded.

How Much Does a Cup of pistachios Weigh

I weighed a cup full of pistachios with the shell on and found the following:

A full US cup of pistachios weighs around 125g (4.4oz) and contains around 100 individual (unshelled) pistachios in total.

Half a US cup of pistachios weighs around 63g (2.2oz) and contains around 50 individual pistachios in total.

image to show a US cup of unshelled pistachios on a scale weighing 125g

How Many pistachios are in a Portion?

Although pistachios are a good source of protein, they’re also relatively 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 pistachios is 1oz/28g. Based on the average pistachio weighing 0.6g, there are around 47 pistachios in a serving.

Pistachio Weight & Calorie Chart

The conversion table below shows more pistachio portions (with and without the shell) to help you quickly work out the weight and calories for your portion.

This chart is based on the assumption that an average pistachio kernel weighs 0.6g (oz) and that pistachios of this size contain around 4 calories. Because pistachios are a natural product, some weigh more and some weigh less than the average amount.

Without Shells (Kernels Only)

Pistachio serving size
(without the shell)
Average weight
(in grams and ounces)
Average calories
(in kcal)
1 kernel0.6g/0.02oz4
2 kernels1.2g/0.04oz8
3 kernels1.8g/0.06oz12
4 kernels2.4g/0.08oz16
5 kernels3g/0.11oz20
6 kernels3.6g/0.13oz24
7 kernels4.2g/0.15oz28
8 kernels4.8g/0.17oz32
9 kernels5.4g/0.19oz36
10 kernels6g/0.21oz40
1 serving (47 kernels)28g/1oz188
1/2 portion (24 kernels)14g/0.5oz96
25g 25g/0.9oz167
50g 50g/1.8oz334
75g 75g/2.6oz501
100g100g/3.5oz668
1oz28g/1oz188
2oz57g/2oz376
3oz85g/3oz564
4oz113g/4oz752

Including Shells

Pistachio serving size
(including the shell)
Average weight
(in grams and ounces)
Average calories
(in kcal)
1 kernel1.2g/0.04oz4
2 kernels2.4g/0.08oz8
3 kernels3.6g/0.13oz12
4 kernels4.8g/0.17oz16
5 kernels6g/0.21oz20
6 kernels7.2g/0.25oz24
7 kernels8.4g/0.29oz28
8 kernels9.6g/0.34oz32
9 kernels10.8g/0.38oz36
10 kernels12g/0.42oz40
1 serving (47 whole pistachios)56.4g/2oz188
1/2 portion (24 whole pistachios)28.8g/1oz97
25g 25g/0.9oz167
50g 50g/1.8oz334
75g 75g/2.6oz501
100g100g/3.5oz668
1oz28g/1oz188
2oz57g/2oz376
3oz85g/3oz564
4oz113g/4oz752

Are Shelled or Unshelled Pistachios Better Value?

Based on current supermarket prices, I found that it’s actually better value to buy pistachio kernels ready shelled rather than buying them with the shells on.

This is based on an unshelled pack costing just under 15% less than a pack of ready shelled kernels which are also easier to eat and use.

Pistachio Weight FAQ’s

How many pistachios are in 100g?

Based on an average pistachio kernel (shell removed) weighing 0.6g, there are around 167 shelled pistachio kernels in 100g. The average unshelled pistachio weighs 1.2g, so there are around 83 whole pistachios in 100g.

How many pistachios are in a pound?

Based on an average pistachio kernel (shell removed) weighing 0.02oz, there are around 762 shelled pistachio kernels in one pound. The average unshelled pistachio weighs 0.04oz, so there are around 381 whole pistachios in one pound.

How many pistachios are in a kilogram?

Based on an average pistachio kernel (shell removed) weighing 0.6g, there are around 1667 shelled pistachio kernels in a kilogram. The average unshelled pistachio weighs 1.2g, so there are around 833 whole pistachios in a kilogram.

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