Calories in Wasabi Peanuts

Wasabi coated peanuts
A close-up of wasabi peanuts. (Image: Tuned_In/iStock/Getty Images)

Wasabi is a Japanese root vegetable, also known as Japanese horseradish. The root is used to make a spice that is very strong in flavor. Wasabi peanuts are roasted and coated in Wasabi seasoning. They are said to be extremely hot and taste like hot mustard.

Calories

One 28-g serving of Wasabi peanuts contains 130 calories, which is 6 percent of the recommended daily intake, as outlined by FatSecret. An average healthy adult should consume between 2,000 and 2,500 calories on a daily basis. Calories are important for the body, as they provide it with much needed energy, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Features

About 62 percent of the calories in one 28-g serving of Wasabi peanuts come from carbohydrates, 38 percent from fat and 0 percent from protein. The carbohydrate content makes up 6 percent of the recommended daily intake of carbohydrates, according to FatSecret.

Warnings

Most of the calories in Wasabi peanuts come from carbohydrates. Though carbohydrates are important for the body, as they provide it with energy, a high carbohydrate intake increases blood sugar levels, which could be detrimental to health, according to the National Diabetes Education Program. Therefore, Wasabi peanuts should be eaten in moderation.

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