Peanut butter has 1508 calories per cup or 589 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, protein and carbohydrates.
71% of calories in peanut butter are from fat, 15% of calories are from protein and 14% of calories are from carbohydrates.
About 14% the calories in peanut butter are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in peanut butter are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (38%, 39% and 23%)
. An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of peanut butter contains 82% of recommended daily values or 20.5 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 20.5 g
- Sugar: 21.5 g
- Starch: 12.6 g
The majority, or 71% of the calories in Peanut Butter are from fat. Peanut butter is high in total fat
, with 127.8 grams or 200% of recommended daily values per cup. Most of the fat in peanut butter are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 110% of recommended daily values.
Peanut butter is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in peanut butter.
- Total fat: 127.8 g
- Saturated fat: 19.5 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 59.2 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 35.7 g
Peanut butter is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.2 grams for every cup. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.2 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of peanut butter contains a total of 37.1 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in peanut butter comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- other omega 6: 1.64 g
- linoleic acid: 35.47 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in peanut butter is 185.5: 1.
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