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How many calories are in almonds?

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A 1-ounce serving of almonds, or approximately 24 nuts, contains 164 calories. Of those calories, 127 come from fat, and the almonds contain a total of about 14 grams of fat.

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Nearly 9 grams of the fat are monounsaturated, 3.5 grams are polyunsaturated fat, and a little over 1 gram is saturated. Almonds contain no cholesterol or sodium, but they have 6 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving, which makes them a filling snack or addition to a meal. They are rich in dietary fiber as they contain 3.5 grams of fiber, or about 14 percent of the daily recommended intake for a person on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. Almonds also contain calcium and iron.

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