Cashews have 157 calories per ounce or 554 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.
67% of calories in cashews are from fat, 21% of calories are from carbohydrates and 13% of calories are from protein.
About 21% the calories in cashews are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in cashews are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (10%, 18% and 72%)
. An excellent high-fiber food, a single ounce of cashews contains 4% of recommended daily values or 0.9 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 0.9 g
- Sugar: 1.7 g
- Starch: 6.7 g
The majority, or 67% of the calories in Cashews are from fat. Cashews are high in total fat
, with 12.4 grams or 19% of recommended daily values per ounce. Most of the fat in cashews are healthier unsaturated fats.
Cashews are cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in cashews.
- Total fat: 12.4 g
- Saturated fat: 2.2 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 6.7 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2 g
A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every ounce of cashews contain a total of 2.3 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in cashews come from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- other omega 6: 0.08 g
- linoleic acid: 2.21 g
Some other nuts or seeds with similar calories to cashews by weight: