Nuts and Carbohydrates – Figures (30g)

nuts, carbohydrates, most, least, comparison, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nutsCarbohydrates in Nuts:

Cashews, Pistachios, Almonds, Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Pine Nuts, Brazil Nuts 

Carbohydrates are main energy source. They are also a direct energy source for the brain. Carbohydrates include sugars, starches, and fiber. They can be found in many foods such as dairy products, vegetables and fruit. (1) Small quantities are also found in nuts. See the table below for more.

Daily Recommendation for Carbohydrates

According to the Institute of Medicine, daily recommendation for carbohydrates is at least 130 grams of carbohydrates / day. It was suggested that a Daily Value (DV) for carbohydrate consumption should be 300 grams or 60% of 2,000 calories. (1)

Macronutrients suggested intake:

  • 45-60% of calories from carbohydrates
  • 20-35% from fat
  • 10-35% from protein (1)

For more check out: 15 Health Benefits of Almonds


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nuts, carbohydrates, most, least, comparison, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nuts

nuts, carbohydrates, most, least, comparison, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nuts


Related Readings

Nutrient Comparison – comparison table showing variety of nutrients in nuts

Carbohydrate Counting for People with Diabetes – by American Diabetic Association

Nuts as a Replacement for Carbohydrates in the Diabetic Diet


Soruces:

  1. http://www.foodinsight.org/Content/-1/All%20About%20Carbs%2011%209%2011.pdf

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