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 ItemCalo
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 Dried161.606.465.3314.061.472.689.2832.89199.87.85195.331.9314.18.65.071.28
Safflower Seed Kernels Dried146.574.599.7210.911.041.378.0022.11182.57.85194.761.3914.18.33.12.65
Millet Raw107.163.1220.671.19.20.22.602.2780.801.4255.28.850.12.081.34
Sesame Seeds Whole Dried162.455.026.6614.091.975.326.17276.41178.323.12132.684.142.55.22.071.28
Sesame Seed Kernels Dried166.707.482.6615.542.175.876.8137.14220.0011.34115.382.2118.71.20.021.33
Pumpkin & Squash Kernels Dried153.376.955.0513.012.464.045.9312.19332.835.10228.784.25107.73.06.09.50
Pumpkin & Squash Seeds
Whole Roasted w/o Salt
126.445.2715.255.51.041.712.5115.5926.085.10260.54.9417.58.01.01.08
Oats110.284.7918.801.96.35.62.7215.31148.27.57121.621.330.22.04.27
Watermelon Seed Kernels Dried157.918.024.3413.442.772.107.9615.31214.0428.07183.712.070.05.041.01
Dill Seed146.574.5415.654.11.212.67.29429.7978.535.61336.234.6215.03.12.08.8

NUTS

 

Food ItemCalo
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 Raw104.611.7611.576.78.884.281.3011.6222.400152.81.2311.06.03.03.52
Almonds Dried166.985.675.7814.801.409.613.1175.41147.423.12207.521.050.06.22.95
Almonds Dry Roasted
w/o & w Salt
166.414.626.8614.631.399.503.0779.95155.363.12
221.13
218.301.080.04.17.80
Almonds Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
175.205.784.5116.361.5510.613.4366.34155.072.84
220.85
193.631.080.04.28.99
Brazil Nuts Dried185.984.053.6318.774.586.536.8449.90170.10.57170.10.960.28.03.46
Cashews Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
163.304.598.0813.662.708.062.3111.62120.774.82
177.47
150.261.160.12.05.51
Chestnuts European Raw55.57.4512.53.37.07.12.145.3910.77.57137.21.267.37.040.31
Coconut Meat Raw100.36.944.319.58.42.41.103.9732.045.67100.93.680.02.01.15
Coconut Milk Raw65.21.651.566.755.99.29.074.5428.354.2574.56.450.010.22
Filberts Dried179.173.694.3417.751.3013.921.7053.3088.45.85126.16.9418.99.14.03.32
Filberts Dry Roasted
w/o & w Salt
187.682.845.0718.801.3814.731.8055.2891.57.85
221.13
130.98.9619.56.06.06.79
Filberts Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
187.114.055.4418.031.3314.131.7355.5792.42.85
222.83
131.83.9619.85.06.06.79
Food ItemCalo
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 Dried199.022.353.8820.893.1316.49.3619.8538.561.42104.33.680.10.03.61
Macadamias Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
203.552.073.6621.693.2517.12.3712.7656.701.98
73.71
93.27.512.55.06.03.57
Peanuts Raw160.747.314.5613.951.946.934.4126.08106.605.10199.871.300.18.043.42
Peanuts Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
164.717.485.3613.981.946.934.4224.95146.571.70
122.76
193.35.510.07.034.05
Pecans Dried189.092.215.1619.161.5411.954.7510.2182.50.28111.13.6036.29.24.04.25
Pecans Dry Roasted
w/o & w Salt
186.832.276.3218.311.4711.424.539.9286.18.28
221.13
104.90.6237.71.09.03.26
Pecans Oil Roasted
w/o & w Salt
194.201.984.5620.191.6212.585.009.6483.35.28
214.33
101.78.636.57.09.03.25
Pine Nuts Pignolias Dried146.006.804.0314.372.215.416.057.37144.021.13169.822.618.22.23.051.01
Pine Nuts Pinyon Dried161.033.295.4717.292.666.507.282.279.9220.41178.04.888.22.35.061.24
Pistachio Nuts Dried163.585.847.0313.721.749.262.0838.27142.601.70309.871.9366.06.23.05.31
Walnuts Black Dried172.086.923.4316.051.033.6110.6316.44131.54.28148.55.8883.92.06.03.20
Walnuts English Dried182.014.055.1917.551.584.0211.0926.6589.872.84142.32.6835.15.11.04.29