One ounce of almonds contains approximately 24 whole almonds. This serving size of almonds has roughly 164 calories and 14.2 grams of fat. Almonds are considered a "superfood," because they are packed with nutrients.
Almonds contain vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, plant sterols and flavanoids. The fats in almonds are mostly monounsaturated, which are considered healthy fats. Almonds can be eaten by themselves, in salad, in yogurt and in cottage cheese. Almond milk, almond butter and almond flour are also popular. Almonds are actually the seed of a fruit similar to peaches and apricots. The fruit is not very fleshy, so it dries up while on the tree.