Calories in Peanuts

Peanuts are not actually nuts, but a form of legume. Peanuts fall into the same family as lentils, peas and beans. They are made up of a shell that contains two to three peanuts in each. Peanuts are a type of “groundnut” and do not grow on trees like; walnuts, cashews and almonds. Other names for peanuts are; pig nuts, earthnuts and monkey nuts.

More popular in the United States, there are different ways to eat peanuts including; roasted, cocktail snacks and plain with salt. They are also crushed and made into peanut butter that can be used as a spread or topping. It is common to boil peanuts in a small amount of salt water and eat them. Here are some facts about the calories in peanuts as well as the ways you can enjoy peanuts:

Calories in Peanuts

% DV refers to % Daily Value in a 2000 calorie diet.

Raw Peanuts

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

100g

565

16g

       5% DV

49g

       75% DV

26g

       52% DV

1 oz

160

4.6g

       1% DV

14g

       21% DV

7g

       14% DV

1 Cup

(145g)

825

24g

       8% DV

72g

       110% DV

38g

       76% DV

Boiled Peanuts

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

100g

318

21g

       7% DV

22g

       33% DV

14g

       28% DV

1 oz

(Shelled)

90

6g

       2% DV

6g

       9% DV

3.8g

       7% DV

1 Cup

(Shelled, 180g)

573

38g

       12% DV

40g

       61% DV

24g

       48% DV

Dry-Roasted Peanuts

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

100g

585

22g

       7% DV

50g

       76% DV

24g

       48% DV

1 oz

166

6g

       2% DV

14g

       21% DV

7g

       14% DV

1 Cup

(145g)

854

31g

       10% DV

72g

       110% DV

35g

       70% DV

 
 

Oil-Roasted Peanuts

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

100g

599

15g

       5% DV

52g

       80% DV

28g

       56% DV

1 oz

(Selled)

170

4.3g

       1% DV

15g

       23% DV

8g

       16% DV

1 Cup

(145g)

863

22g

       7% DV

76g

       116% DV

40g

       80% DV

Spanish Peanuts (100g)

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

Raw

570

16g

       5% DV

50g

       76% DV

26g

       52% DV

Oil-Roasted

579

17g

       5% DV

49g

       75% DV

28g

       56% DV

Valencia Peanuts (100g)

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

Raw

570

21g

       7% DV

48g

       73% DV

25g

       50% DV

Oil-Roasted

589

16g

       5% DV

51g

       78% DV

27g

       54% DV

Virginia Peanuts (100g)

 

Calories

Carbs

Fat

Protein

Raw

563

17g

       5% DV

49g

       75% DV

25g

       50% DV

Oil-Roasted

578

20g

       6% DV

49g

       75% DV

26g

       52% DV

Healthy Peanut Recipes

1. Boiled Peanuts

This spicy and flavorful recipe for peanuts actually cooks them like a bean. It also contains healthy protein and is low in carbs. Watch the video to learn how:

2. Honey Roasted Peanuts

image001Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder
  • ¼ Tsp. Chili Powder
  • ¼ Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Pound Skinless Peanuts

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and stir together chili powder, chipotle powder, garlic powder and sugar.
  • In a large saucepan stir together; butter, kosher salt and honey over medium heat.
  • Heat mixture until bubbly and stir in peanuts to coat.
  • Place peanuts in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, stirring often to maintain even coating.
  • After peanuts turn golden brown, sprinkle with spice mixture and toss to coat. Allow to cool before eating.

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories: 203
  • Carbs: 12.5g 4% DV
  • Fat: 15.6g 24% DV
  • Protein: 6.8g 14% DV

 

 
 
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