Peanuts have 857 calories per cup or 587 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, protein and carbohydrates.
71% 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. 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.
Peanuts are cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat 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: