The Boxed family goes nuts for nuts. Seriously. We snacked on 135 million of them in the last 12 months. Is it the satisfying crunch? That touch of salt? Or the fact that they’re nutrient-packed and easy to pack for eating on the go? Whatever the reason, on National Grab Some Nuts Day, we wanted to share our bulk-sized obsession with the world. We ran the numbers to see which nuts were the most beloved over the past 12 months. Here are the top six most popular nuts to crack. Er, snack.
Number of walnuts consumed in past 12 months: 3,327,600
Fun Fact: The Romans called walnuts Juglans regia, or “Jupiter’s royal acorn.” We just call them delicious.
Popular recipe: Waldorf Salad
Number of pistachios consumed in the past 12 months: 8,000,150
Fun Fact: It ain’t easy being green; Pistachios owe their green hue to antioxidants.
Popular recipe: Pistachio Gelato
Number of cashews consumed in the past 12 months: 19,243,275
Fun Fact: The U.S. is the biggest importer of cashews worldwide. What else would we eat during football season?
Popular recipe: Homemade cashew milk
#3 Mixed Nuts
Number of mixed nuts consumed in the past 12 months: 22,623,150
Fun Fact: Mixed nuts are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Win-win!
Popular recipe: Savory & Spicy Rosemary Mixed Nuts
Number of almonds consumed in the past 12 months: 34,764,875
Fun Fact: Almonds are actually in the peach family. Now that’s a juicy family secret!
Popular recipe: Cranberry almond chicken salad
Fun Fact: Two peanut farmers have been elected president: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
Popular recipe: Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodles
Happy National Grab Some Nuts Day, America.