Brazil nut has 876 calories per cup or 659 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.
85% of calories in brazil nut are from fat, 8% of calories are from protein and 7% of calories are from carbohydrates.
A small portion, or 7% the calories in dried brazil nut are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in brazil nut are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (75%, 23% and 2%)
. An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of brazil nut contains 40% of recommended daily values or 10 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 10 g
- Sugar: 3.1 g
- Starch: 0.3 g
The majority, or 85% of the calories in dried Brazil Nut are from fat. Brazil nut is high in total fat
, with 89.2 grams or 139% of recommended daily values per cup. Most of the fat in brazil nut are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 120% of recommended daily values.
Brazil nut is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in brazil nut.
- Total fat: 89.2 g
- Saturated fat: 21.5 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 31.8 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 32.5 g
A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of brazil nut contains a total of 32.6 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in brazil nut comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- other omega 6: 0.22 g
- linoleic acid: 32.4 g
Some other nuts or seeds with similar calories to brazil nut by weight: