Seeds And Nuts: Nutrition Varies By Method Served

nutsWe have all wondered which foods contain the most nutrition for our birds. Many of us also want to know what nutritional differences exist if foods are served raw, fresh, cooked, sprouted, dry roasted or oil roasted. This is the first of a series of articles which will address these questions.We are beginning with Seeds and Nuts. Future articles will cover many other food areas. The tables below contain information on the nutritional values of these foods prepared in a variety of ways.

Learn which contain the most beneficial vitamins and minerals your pets require and which is the most nutritious way to serve them.

The information included below comes from the USDA Handbook #8 and information from food companies. The numbers used are averages. Be aware that nutrient content of foods varies based upon how they are grown and stored. However, you can use these numbers as a guideline in choosing food for your bird’s diet.

The numbers in the tables provide the nutrition found in 1 ounce of food.

SEEDS

 

Food Item Calo
ries
Prot
(g)
Carb
(g)
Fat
(g)
satF
(g)
monF
(g)
polyF
(g)
Cal
(mg)
Phos
(mg)
Sod
(mg)
Pot
(mg)
Iron
(mg)
vitA
(IU)
Thia
(mg)
Ribo
(mg)
Nia
(mg)
Sunflower Seed Kernels Dried 161.60 6.46 5.33 14.06 1.47 2.68 9.28 32.89 199.87 .85 195.33 1.93 14.18 .65 .07 1.28
Safflower Seed Kernels Dried 146.57 4.59 9.72 10.91 1.04 1.37 8.00 22.11 182.57 .85 194.76 1.39 14.18 .33 .12 .65
Millet Raw 107.16 3.12 20.67 1.19 .20 .22 .60 2.27 80.80 1.42 55.28 .85 0 .12 .08 1.34
Sesame Seeds Whole Dried 162.45 5.02 6.66 14.09 1.97 5.32 6.17 276.41 178.32 3.12 132.68 4.14 2.55 .22 .07 1.28
Sesame Seed Kernels Dried 166.70 7.48 2.66 15.54 2.17 5.87 6.81 37.14 220.00 11.34 115.38 2.21 18.71 .20 .02 1.33
Pumpkin & Squash Kernels Dried 153.37 6.95 5.05 13.01 2.46 4.04 5.93 12.19 332.83 5.10 228.78 4.25 107.73 .06 .09 .50
Pumpkin & Squash Seeds
Whole Roasted w/o Salt
126.44 5.27 15.25 5.5 1.04 1.71 2.51 15.59 26.08 5.10 260.54 .94 17.58 .01 .01 .08
Oats 110.28 4.79 18.80 1.96 .35 .62 .72 15.31 148.27 .57 121.62 1.33 0 .22 .04 .27
Watermelon Seed Kernels Dried 157.91 8.02 4.34 13.44 2.77 2.10 7.96 15.31 214.04 28.07 183.71 2.07 0 .05 .04 1.01
Dill Seed 146.57 4.54 15.65 4.11 .21 2.67 .29 429.79 78.53 5.61 336.23 4.62 15.03 .12 .08 .8

NUTS

 

Food Item Calo
ries
Prot
(g)
Carb
(g)
Fat
(g)
satF
(g)
monF
(g)
polyF
(g)
Cal
(mg)
Phos
(mg)
Sod
(mg)
Pot
(mg)
Iron
(mg)
vitA
(IU)
Thia
(mg)
Ribo
(mg)
Nia
(mg)
Acorns Raw 104.61 1.76 11.57 6.78 .88 4.28 1.30 11.62 22.40 0 152.81 .23 11.06 .03 .03 .52
Almonds Dried 166.98 5.67 5.78 14.80 1.40 9.61 3.11 75.41 147.42 3.12 207.52 1.05 0 .06 .22 .95
Almonds Dry Roasted
w/o & w Salt
166.41 4.62 6.86 14.63 1.39 9.50 3.07 79.95 155.36 3.12
221.13
218.30 1.08 0 .04 .17 .80
Almonds Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
175.20 5.78 4.51 16.36 1.55 10.61 3.43 66.34 155.07 2.84
220.85
193.63 1.08 0 .04 .28 .99
Brazil Nuts Dried 185.98 4.05 3.63 18.77 4.58 6.53 6.84 49.90 170.10 .57 170.10 .96 0 .28 .03 .46
Cashews Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
163.30 4.59 8.08 13.66 2.70 8.06 2.31 11.62 120.77 4.82
177.47
150.26 1.16 0 .12 .05 .51
Chestnuts European Raw 55.57 .45 12.53 .37 .07 .12 .14 5.39 10.77 .57 137.21 .26 7.37 .04 0 .31
Coconut Meat Raw 100.36 .94 4.31 9.5 8.42 .41 .10 3.97 32.04 5.67 100.93 .68 0 .02 .01 .15
Coconut Milk Raw 65.21 .65 1.56 6.75 5.99 .29 .07 4.54 28.35 4.25 74.56 .45 0 .01 0 .22
Filberts Dried 179.17 3.69 4.34 17.75 1.30 13.92 1.70 53.30 88.45 .85 126.16 .94 18.99 .14 .03 .32
Filberts Dry Roasted
w/o & w Salt
187.68 2.84 5.07 18.80 1.38 14.73 1.80 55.28 91.57 .85
221.13
130.98 .96 19.56 .06 .06 .79
Filberts Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
187.11 4.05 5.44 18.03 1.33 14.13 1.73 55.57 92.42 .85
222.83
131.83 .96 19.85 .06 .06 .79
Food Item Calo
ries
Prot
(g)
Carb
(g)
Fat
(g)
satF
(g)
monF
(g)
polyF
(g)
Cal
(mg)
Phos
(mg)
Sod
(mg)
Pot
(mg)
Iron
(mg)
vitA
(IU)
Thia
(mg)
Ribo
(mg)
Nia
(mg)
Macadamias Dried 199.02 2.35 3.88 20.89 3.13 16.49 .36 19.85 38.56 1.42 104.33 .68 0 .10 .03 .61
Macadamias Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
203.55 2.07 3.66 21.69 3.25 17.12 .37 12.76 56.70 1.98
73.71
93.27 .51 2.55 .06 .03 .57
Peanuts Raw 160.74 7.31 4.56 13.95 1.94 6.93 4.41 26.08 106.60 5.10 199.87 1.30 0 .18 .04 3.42
Peanuts Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
164.71 7.48 5.36 13.98 1.94 6.93 4.42 24.95 146.57 1.70
122.76
193.35 .51 0 .07 .03 4.05
Pecans Dried 189.09 2.21 5.16 19.16 1.54 11.95 4.75 10.21 82.50 .28 111.13 .60 36.29 .24 .04 .25
Pecans Dry Roasted
w/o & w Salt
186.83 2.27 6.32 18.31 1.47 11.42 4.53 9.92 86.18 .28
221.13
104.90 .62 37.71 .09 .03 .26
Pecans Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
194.20 1.98 4.56 20.19 1.62 12.58 5.00 9.64 83.35 .28
214.33
101.78 .6 36.57 .09 .03 .25
Pine Nuts Pignolias Dried 146.00 6.80 4.03 14.37 2.21 5.41 6.05 7.37 144.02 1.13 169.82 2.61 8.22 .23 .05 1.01
Pine Nuts Pinyon Dried 161.03 3.29 5.47 17.29 2.66 6.50 7.28 2.27 9.92 20.41 178.04 .88 8.22 .35 .06 1.24
Pistachio Nuts Dried 163.58 5.84 7.03 13.72 1.74 9.26 2.08 38.27 142.60 1.70 309.87 1.93 66.06 .23 .05 .31
Walnuts Black Dried 172.08 6.92 3.43 16.05 1.03 3.61 10.63 16.44 131.54 .28 148.55 .88 83.92 .06 .03 .20
Walnuts English Dried 182.01 4.05 5.19 17.55 1.58 4.02 11.09 26.65 89.87 2.84 142.32 .68 35.15 .11 .04 .29