Pecan has 753 calories per cup or 691 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.
88% of calories in pecan are from fat, 8% of calories are from carbohydrates and 5% of calories are from protein.
A small portion, or 8% the calories in pecan are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in pecan are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (69%, 28% and 3%)
. An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of pecan contains 42% of recommended daily values or 10.5 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 10.5 g
- Sugar: 4.3 g
- Starch: 0.5 g
The majority, or 88% of the calories in Pecan are from fat. Pecan is high in total fat
, with 78.4 grams or 123% of recommended daily values per cup. Most of the fat in pecan are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 40% of recommended daily values.
Pecan is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in pecan.
- Total fat: 78.4 g
- Saturated fat: 6.7 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 44.5 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 23.6 g
Pecan is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 1.07 grams for every cup. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 1.07 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of pecan contains a total of 22.6 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in pecan comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- other omega 6: 0.08 g
- linoleic acid: 22.48 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in pecan is 21.1: 1.
Some other nuts or seeds with similar calories to pecan by weight: