1 University of California, 2010. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012. Almond Board of California, 1990-94, 2000-14. 2 Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving on almonds (28 grams) has 13 grams of unsaturated fat and only 1 gram of saturated fat. 3 Ramesh Sagili. Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. 4 United States Department of Agriculture. 2012 Census of Agriculture. 5 Almond Board of California, Almond Board of Australia and International Nut and Dried Fruit Council. 6 University of California Agricultural Issues Center. The Economic Impacts of the California Almond Industry. December 2014.