Nuts and Seeds Highest in Calories

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Nuts and Seeds Highest in Calories

Looking to gain weight and eat more calories? Nuts and seeds can be a great option.

In addition to being high in protein and fiber, nuts and seeds can add a real boost to your overall caloric intake.

A one-ounce portion of nuts (about a handful) provides between 128-204 calories. Assuming a daily goal of 2000 calories (DV) this is between 6-10% DV for a handful of nuts. Nuts and seeds high in calories include macadamia nuts, pecans, dried coconut, Brazil nuts, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, and sunflower seeds.

Even though peanuts are technically legumes, they are included in this list since they are commonly consumed as nuts.

Below are 12 nuts and seeds highest in calories. For more, see the list of high calorie nut and seed butters, and the complete ranking of all nuts and seeds high in calories.

Nut and Seed Butter with the Most Calories

1. Sunflower Seed Butter 1 tblsp 5% DV
2. Almond Butter 1 tblsp 5% DV
3. Peanut Butter 1 tblsp 5% DV
4. Cashew Butter 1 tblsp 5% DV
5. Sesame Butter (Tahini) 1 tblsp 4% DV

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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central
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