Pistachio has 704 calories per cup or 572 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.
68% 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. 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.
Pistachio is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat 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: