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How Many Calories Are in Roasted Soy Nuts?

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In Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Whittemore is a content strategist with over a decade of experience as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy and a licensed paramedic. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports.
How Many Calories Are in Roasted Soy Nuts?
Soy nuts are made by roasting soybeans. Photo Credit View Stock/View Stock/Getty Images

Roasted soy nuts are made by soaking dried soybeans in water until soft, then coating them with vegetable oil and baking until crispy. With a peanut-like texture, soy nuts are highly nutritious, providing many calories per serving.

Calories

The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that a 1/2-cup serving of roasted soy nuts provides 233 calories. Approximately 106 calories come from fats, while proteins deliver around 65 calories and carbohydrates comprise 62 calories per serving.

Components

The USDA reports that a 1/2-cup serving of soy nuts weighs 46 grams. This serving contains around 16 g of protein, 15.5 g of carbohydrates and 12 g of fats. Water and nutrients make up the rest.

Nutrients

Soy nuts also provide important vitamins, such as vitamin B6, C and K, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and thiamin, the USDA notes. Dietary minerals within the snack food include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and selenium.

Health

Though a roasted soy nuts provide a substantial amount of fats, most consist of monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, which the Mayo Clinic identifies as healthier fats. The American Heart Association recommends keeping your daily fat consumption to less than 25 percent of total caloric intake.

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