Peanut butter has 1520 calories per cup or 589 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, protein and carbohydrates.
71 percent 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 (37%, 39% and 23%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of peanut butter contains 83% of recommended daily values or 20.6 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 20.6 g
- Sugar: 21.7 g
- Starch: 12.7 g
The majority, or 71% of the calories in peanut butter are from fat. Peanut butter is high in total fat, with 128.8 grams or 201% of recommended daily values per cup. Peanut Butter is cholestrol free. 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:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in peanut butter.
- Total fat: 128.8 g
- Saturated fat: 19.6 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 59.7 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 35.9 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 37.4 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: 1.65 g
- linoleic acid: 35.74 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in peanut butter is 186.9: 1.
Some other legume or legume products with similar calories to peanut butter by weight: