Coarsely Chopped Nuts, Chopped Nuts, and Finely Chopped Nuts

Master the difference between coarsely chopped nuts, chopped nuts, and finely chopped nuts with this simple breakdown.

  • Coarsely chopped nuts are cut into 1/4-inch or larger pieces.
  • Chopped or medium-chopped nuts are cut into 1/16- to 3/8-inch pieces.
  • Finely chopped nuts are cut until they're just a bit bigger than grains of salt.
  • Finely ground nuts are usually prepared in a blender or food processor, where they are chopped into a fine, moist meal that resembles flour.

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