Cashews have 157 calories per ounce or 554 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.
67 percent 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 oz. Cashews are cholestrol free. Most of the fat in cashews are healthier unsaturated fats:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol 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: