CornNuts are a popular treat, but do they have nutritional value? The ingredients on a bag of CornNuts are simply corn, corn oil and salt. Are they a healthy snack for everyone?
What is a Serving of CornNuts
A serving of CornNuts is 1/3 cup or 28 grams. That's a small handful for the average-sized hand. Each serving is 130 calories..
Indentification of Fat Calories in CornNuts
There are 40 fat calories per 28 gram serving as follows: 4.5 grams total fat; .5 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat 0; 2 grams polyunsaturated fat; 1.5 grams monounsaturated fat. According to the American Heart Association, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats the healthiest you can eat are. One serving has 0 milligrams of Cholesterol.
Nutrional Benefits of CornNuts
One serving has 1 gram of dietary fiber, 75 milligrams of potassium, 2 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar and 2 percent of the recommended daily allowance of iron, meaning CornNuts have little nutritional content.
CornNuts contain 160 milligrams of sodium, almost 7 percent of the recommended daily allowance (2400 milligrams). Avoid foods high in sodium if you have health concerns such as high blood pressure.
Total Carbohydrate in One Serving of CornNuts
A serving of CornNuts has 20 grams of carbohydrates. The recommended daily allowance of carbohydrates for a 2,000 calorie diet is 300 grams.
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