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Seeds and Nuts with the Fewest Calories


Nuts and Seeds make a heart healthy snack but are often packed with calories. It is good to know which nuts to eat to reduce caloric intake and keep weight down. Try to choose nuts that also have a good amount of protein and carbohydrate, and are not totally fat. Here is a list of seeds and nuts with the fewest calories based on 100 gram servings. 100 grams is around a cup to a cup and a half.
#1 Chestnuts 56 calories Fat: 0% Protein: 1% Carb: 13% Other (water): 86%
#2 Lotus Seeds 89 calories Fat: 1% Protein: 4% Carb: 17% Other (water): 78%
#3 Ginkgo Nuts 111 calories Fat: 2% Protein: 2% Carb: 22% Other (water): 74%
#4 Breadfruit Seeds 168 calories Fat: 2% Protein: 5% Carb: 32% Other (water): 61%
#5 Pumpkin And Squash Seeds 446 calories Fat: 19% Protein: 19% Carb: 54% Other (water): 8%
#6 Flaxseeds 534 calories Fat: 40% Protein: 18% Carb: 29% Other (water): 13%
#7 Cashews 553 calories Fat: 39% Protein: 18% Carb: 30% Other (water): 13%
#8 Pistachios 557 calories Fat: 42% Protein: 21% Carb: 28% Other (water): 9%
#9 Watermelon Seeds 557 calories Fat: 45% Protein: 28% Carb: 15% Other (water): 12%
#10 Sesame Seeds 565 calories Fat: 46% Protein: 17% Carb: 26% Other (water): 11%
#11 Tahini(Sesame Butter) 570 calories Fat: 46% Protein: 18% Carb: 26% Other (water): 10%
#12 Almonds 575 calories Fat: 47% Protein: 21% Carb: 22% Other (water): 10%
#13 Beechnuts 576 calories Fat: 48% Protein: 6% Carb: 34% Other (water): 12%
#14 Sunflower Seeds 592 calories Fat: 49% Protein: 20% Carb: 23% Other (water): 8%
#15 Black Walnuts 618 calories Fat: 53% Protein: 24% Carb: 10% Other (water): 13%
#16 Hazelnuts(Filberts) 628 calories Fat: 58% Protein: 15% Carb: 17% Other (water): 10%
#17 Pine Nuts(Pinyon) 629 calories Fat: 58% Protein: 12% Carb: 19% Other (water): 11%
#18 English Walnuts 654 calories Fat: 62% Protein: 15% Carb: 14% Other (water): 9%
#19 Brazilnuts 656 calories Fat: 60% Protein: 14% Carb: 12% Other (water): 14%
#20 Hickorynuts 657 calories Fat: 62% Protein: 13% Carb: 18% Other (water): 7%
#21 Coconut(Dried/Unsweetened) 660 calories Fat: 61% Protein: 7% Carb: 24% Other (water): 8%
#22 Pecans 691 calories Fat: 69% Protein: 9% Carb: 14% Other (water): 8%
#23 Macadamia Nuts 716 calories Fat: 73% Protein: 8% Carb: 13% Other (water): 6%
#24 Pilinuts-Canarytree Dried 719 calories Fat: 76% Protein: 11% Carb: 4% Other (water): 9%

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    • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.