Pistachio has 704 calories per cup or 572 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.
68 percent of calories in pistachio are from fat, 19% of calories are from carbohydrates and 14% of calories are from protein.
About 19% the calories in pistachio are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in pistachio are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (53%, 40% and 7%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single cup of pistachio contains 51% of recommended daily values or 12.7 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 12.7 g
- Sugar: 9.5 g
- Starch: 1.7 g
The majority, or 68% of the calories in pistachio are from fat. Pistachio is high in total fat, with 56.4 grams or 88% of recommended daily values per cup. Pistachio is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in pistachio are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 40% of recommended daily values:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in pistachio.
- Total fat: 56.4 g
- Saturated fat: 6.9 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 30.2 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 16.4 g
Pistachio is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.26 grams for every cup. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.26 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of pistachio contains a total of 16.1 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in pistachio comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in pistachio is 62.1: 1.
Some other nuts or seeds with similar calories to pistachio by weight: