Although walnuts are a nutritious snack rich in healthy fats, candied walnuts are different, as they contain loads of added sugar. However, you can still enjoy this snack if you assess the nutrition facts carefully.
LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate explains that each quarter cup serving of candied walnuts contains 200 calories. The calorie expenditure information at MayoClinic.com notes that it would take just under an hour of weightlifting to burn off the calories in this serving of candied walnuts.
Candied walnuts are high in fat — each quarter cup serving of candied walnuts contains 17 grams of fat. Of this fat, only two grams comes from saturated fat, while the rest comes from unsaturated fat.
Candied walnuts are higher in carbohydrates than regular walnuts because of the added sugars. Each quarter cup serving of candied walnuts contains 10 grams of carbohydrates, with eight grams of sugar and two grams of fiber.
Candied walnuts are not a rich source of protein. Each quarter cup serving provides three grams of protein. MedlinePlus suggests consuming between 50 and 65 grams of protein daily to support overall health.
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Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.