Cashews Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 610

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 48g %73

Saturated Fat 8g %42

Trans Fat ~g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 13mg %0

Total Carbohydrate 30g %10

Dietary Fiber 3g %11

Total Sugars 5g

Protein 17g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 43.0mg %3

Iron 6.0mg %33

Potassium 632mg %16

Phosphorus 531.0mg %53

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in cashews

Vitamin A 0.0IU %0

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin C 0.3mg %0

Vitamin E 0.9mg %6

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.7mg %11

Choline, total 61.0mg %11

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg %17

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.9mg %18

Vitamin B6 0.3mg %25

Vitamin K 34.7µg %29

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.4mg %30

Minerals in cashews

Sodium 13.0mg %1

Calcium 43.0mg %3

Potassium 632.0mg %17

Iron 6.1mg %34

Selenium 20.3µg %37

Zinc 5.4mg %38

Phosphorus 531.0mg %53

Magnesium 273.0mg %65

Manganese 1.7mg %73

Copper 2.0mg %227

Amino Acids in cashews

Lysine 0.9g %38

Methionine 0.3g %43

Leucine 1.4g %47

Isoleucine 0.7g %49

Tyrosine 0.5g %50

Valine 1.0g %52

Histidine 0.4g %56

Threonine 0.6g %57

Tryptophan 0.3g %88

Phenylalanine 0.9g %94

Cystine 0.4g %119

Fatty Acids in cashews

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of cashews is 10.0/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Cashews has a complete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Lysine 45 50
Leucine 59 80
Isoleucine 30 43
Valine 39 59
Histidine 15 25
Threonine 23 37
Tryptophan 6 16
Met+Cys 22 41
Phe+Tyr 30 79

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in cashews is 1.1 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of cashews is 5.8 which makes it a high energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in cashews as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for cashews is 16/100 low).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for cashews

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 2.62 <12
Potassium:Sodium 48.62 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 0.16 <2
Iron:Copper 2.94 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.08 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 38%

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This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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