Peanuts have 857 calories per cup or 587 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, protein and carbohydrates.
71 percent of calories in peanuts are from fat, 16% of calories are from protein and 14% of calories are from carbohydrates.
About 14% the calories in peanuts are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in peanuts are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (47%, 28% and 25%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of peanuts contains 49% of recommended daily values or 12.3 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 12.3 g
- Sugar: 7.2 g
- Starch: 6.4 g
The majority, or 71% of the calories in peanuts are from fat. Peanuts are high in total fat, with 72.5 grams or 113% of recommended daily values per cup. Peanuts are cholestrol free. Most of the fat in peanuts are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 60% of recommended daily values:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in peanuts.
- Total fat: 72.5 g
- Saturated fat: 11.3 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 38.2 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 14.3 g
A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of peanuts contain a total of 15 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in peanuts come from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- other omega 6: 0.84 g
- linoleic acid: 14.18 g
Some other legume or legume products with similar calories to peanuts by weight: