Peanut Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Peanut.


There are 5.9 calories in Peanut.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


peanut (1 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4.5
Calories 5.9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.5 grams

Saturated Fat 0.1 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 4.1 milligrams

Potassium 6.3 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 0.2 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.1 grams

Sugars 0.1 grams
Protein 0.2 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What is a real peanut?

Confused? Well, let’s start with the definition of a nut. A true nut, botanically speaking, is a hard-shelled pod that contains both the fruit and seed of the plant, where the fruit does not open to release the seed to the world. Some examples of botanical nuts are chestnuts, hazelnuts, and acorns.

Is peanut a fruit or vegetable?

Botanically, most nuts are the seeds of a fruit, while true nuts β€” such as chestnuts, acorns, and hazelnuts β€” are fruits in and of themselves. Peanuts are the exception, as they’re legumes β€” and thus technically vegetables.

Is peanut a nut or bean?


Peanuts aren’t actually a true nut; they’re a legume (in the same family as peas and lentils).

Is peanut a almond?

Although peanuts seem like members of the same nut family as almonds, they aren’t. Peanuts are legumes, a separate plant family that includes lentils, beans, soy and peas like green split peas. By contrast, almonds are a tree nut, as are walnuts, cashews, pecans and macadamia nuts.

Is a peanut a seed?

Even though “nut” is in its name, a peanut is actually a legume. Like soybeans, lentils, and other legumes, peanuts are edible seeds that grow in pods. Still, most people think of them as nuts, along with tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.

How are peanuts made?

Unlike most plants, the peanut plant flowers above the ground, but fruits below ground. From planting to harvesting, the growing cycle of a peanut takes 4 to 5 months, depending on the type and variety. Sustainability of resources, communities and family are top priorities for USA peanut farmers.

Is a peanut a pea?

Turns out peanuts are technically a legume. That means their closest cousins are chickpeas, broad beans and garden peas, and not walnuts and almonds as we might assume. According to the Peanut Institute ( β€œfor culinary, research and nutritional purposes peanuts are considered a nut.

Why is it called a peanut?

From Old English pise (West Saxon), piose (Mercian) “pea,” from Late Latin pisa, variant of Latin pisum “pea,” probably a loan-word from Greek pison “the pea,” a word of unknown origin (Klein suggests it is from Thracian or Phrygian). In Southern U.S. and the Caribbean, used of other legumes as well.