Almonds and walnuts are among the most popular types of nuts, they are full of vitamins and minerals making great snacks and they are interchangeable in a variety of recipes. But have you ever wondered if one is better than the other?
Both of these heart-healthy nuts have similar nutritional profiles with almonds providing more mineral content and walnuts providing more omega-3 fatty acids:
According to the USDA, one ounce of almonds contains 170 calories, 15 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein and carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 45% of the daily recommended value for vitamin E, 11% of the DRV for phosphorus, and 19% for magnesium. The USDA says that one ounce of walnuts contains 185 calories, 18.5 grams of fat, 4.3 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 1.3% of the DRV for vitamin E, 8% for phosphorus, and 11% for magnesium.