Cornmeal has 461 calories per cup or 384 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates, fat and protein.
76% 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. Most of the fat in cornmeal are healthier unsaturated fats.
Cornmeal is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat 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 grains or pasta with similar calories to cornmeal by weight: