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The 6 Most Popular Types of Nuts For National Nut Day

by Jessica Rotondi

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 Nut 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.

#6 Walnuts

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

Try: Nutbox Natural Walnuts


#5 Pistachios

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

Try: Prince & Spring Pistachios

#4 Cashews

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

Try: Planters Cashews Halves and Pieces

#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

Try: Prince & Spring Mixed Nuts


#2 Almonds

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

Try: Prince & Spring Almonds

#1: Peanuts

Peanuts consumed in the past 12 months: 47,525,900 — yes, almost 50 million!

Fun Fact: Two peanut farmers have been elected president: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.

Popular recipe: Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodles

Try: Planters Dry-Roasted Peanuts

Happy National Grab Some Nuts Day, America.

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