Nuts and Seeds Highest in Calories

Nuts and Seeds Highest in Calories

For those 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 a snacking food like nuts, and very similar to nuts in the culinary sense.

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.


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List of High Calorie Nuts

Macadamia Nuts 1 Macadamia Nuts
  • 204 calories per 1 oz handful
  • 718 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Pecans 2 Pecans
  • 196 calories per oz
  • 691 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Dried Coconut 3 Dried Coconut
  • 187 calories per oz
  • 660 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Brazil Nuts 4 Brazil Nuts
  • 187 calories per 1 oz handful
  • 659 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Walnuts 5 Walnuts
  • 186 calories per oz
  • 654 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Pine Nuts 6 Pine Nuts
  • 179 calories per 1 oz handful
  • 629 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Almonds 7 Almonds
  • 170 calories per 1oz handful
  • 598 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Peanuts 8 Peanuts (Dry Roasted)
  • 167 calories per oz
  • 587 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Sunflower Seeds 9 Sunflower Seeds
  • 164 calories per 1 oz handful
  • 584 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Cashews 10 Cashews (Dry Roasted)
  • 163 calories per 1 oz handful
  • 574 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Squash and Pumpkin Seeds 11 Seeds (Squash and Pumpkin Seeds)
  • 163 calories per 1oz handful
  • 574 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Pistachios 12 Pistachios (Dry Roasted)
  • 162 calories per 1 oz handful
  • 572 calories per 100 grams (3.5 oz)

See All 56 Nuts and Seeds High in Calories

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Nut and Seed Butter with the Most Calories

#1 Sunflower Seed Butter 5% DV (99) in 1 tblsp
#2 Almond Butter 5% DV (98) in 1 tblsp
#3 Peanut Butter 5% DV (94) in 1 tblsp
#4 Cashew Butter 5% DV (94) in 1 tblsp
#5 Sesame Butter (Tahini) 4% DV (86) in 1 tblsp

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.

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