Cornmeal has 461 calories per cup or 384 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates, fat and protein.
76 percent of calories in cornmeal are from carbohydrates, 14% of calories are from fat and 10% of calories are from protein.
The majority, or 76% of the calories in cornmeal are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in cornmeal are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (13%, 2% and 85%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of cornmeal contains 45% of recommended daily values or 11.3 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 11.3 g
- Sugar: 1.9 g
- Starch: 74.3 g
About 14% the calories in cornmeal are from fat. Cornmeal has a moderate amount of total fat, with 7.1 grams or 11% of recommended daily values per cup. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in cornmeal are healthier unsaturated fats:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in cornmeal.
- Total fat: 7.1 g
- Saturated fat: 1.3 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.6 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8 g
A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of cornmeal contains a total of 2.8 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in cornmeal comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
Some other vegetables with similar calories to cornmeal by weight: