Walnuts offer a good amount of calories in each serving and most of these calories come from fats. Walnuts are also a good source of Vitamin B6, Thiamin and Iron. One whole walnut contains around 27 calories, one ounce (which contains around 14 half walnuts) of walnuts contains 185 calories and each serving of walnuts (which contains around one cup of chopped walnuts) contains around 785 calories.
A serving of walnut as mentioned above has around 785 calories out of which approximately 704 calories come from Fat. There are a total of 78.3 grams in each serving of Walnuts out of this, 7.4 grams are Saturated Fat, 56.6 grams are Polyunsaturated Fat and 10.7 grams are Monounsaturated Fat. Walnuts provide the essential Omega 3 fatty acids that help in preventing various diseases. Sodium content in each serving is 2.4 mg, Potassium is 529.2 mg, Carbohydrate content is 16.5 grams and Protein content is 18.3 grams.
Walnuts also provide antioxidants which are essential for the body. Walnut has a good amount of Dietary Fibre which helps in maintaining the body weight and also fulfils ones appetite; each serving of walnuts contain 8.0 grams of dietary fibre. Not many food items offer good amount of fibre. Walnuts offer this in good quantity and the best part is that one can consume this fibre rich food easily, like a snack. However, while consuming Walnuts one must also keep in mind the high calorie content that is being taken in. Those of you who are planning to lose weight can have Walnut but in moderate quantity as having much of it would make you gain more weight because of the calorie content in it.
Those who intend to maintain their weight should also watch out on the consumption of Walnuts. However, it is a great healthy food option for those who are trying to gain weight.