I whipped up this table to compare calorie-per-pound values of various dry foods that may make good options for hiking, camping, bug-out-bags, and whathaveyou. This list contains only dry foods, with the exception of fats and oils which contain the highest calories per pound of all foods, and MREs which are common for campers.¬†All of this data was calculated from information obtained directly from product labels, and most of these are Wal-Mart’s “Great Value” store brand.

Since weight is the important factor here, values have been normalized to show nutrition-per-pound, although serving size (SS) and servings-per-pound (SPP) are included for convenience. Shelf life values are expressed in months past “sell-by” date under best-case pantry conditions (99 means indefinite); info mostly from eatbydate.com.¬†Vitamins and minerals are expressed as percentages of daily values.

If you want any other foods added to this table, shoot me an email with a link to the nutritional info.

Item
Brand
SS(g)
SPP
Life
Cal
Fat(g)
Sat (g)
Trans(g)
Chol(Mg)
Na(Mg)
K(Mg)
Carbs(g)
Fiber(g)
Sugar(g)
Protein(g)
V-A
Thiamine
Ribo
Niacin
V-B5
V-B6
Folic Acid
V-B12
V-C
V-D
V-E
Biotin
V-K
Fe
Ca
Cu
Mg
Zn
Se
I
P
Mn
Cr
Mo
Chloride
B(mcg)
Ni(mcg)
Si(mcg)
Sn(mcg)
V(mcg)
AlmondsGV2816.2122592226.816.20003239.997.248.616.297.20024300064.8000567000129.6243324000243000000000
Almonds, Roasted and SaltedGV2816.212275424316.20013773077.98148.616.297.20024397.20000005670097.2129.624332497.200243000000000
Almonds, SmokedGV2816.212275424316.20024303077.98148.616.297.20024364.8000000567000129.624332497.200243000000000
Angel Hair SpaghettiGV568.12417018.10000850.5332.116.216.256.70243121.516200202.500000000000000000000000
Black BeansGV3513991296000006350.3285.164.81390.70000000000000051.8000000000000000
Brown RiceGV4510.181612.815.100001008352.820.2040.30100.80100.800000000000000000000000000
Cannellini BeansGV3513991555.20000129.66350.3272.2116.613103.70000000025.90000051.8000000000000000
Cashews, WholeGV2816.292592210.640.50016202915.9129.616.216.281097.264.832.4064.800000000048632416200243000000000
CornmealGV3015.181663.215.1000151.20347.830.2045.430.2151.290.790.700226.800000000000000000000000
CornstarchGV856.7991701000000396.9000000000000000000000000000000000
CouscousRice Select4210.8241620000000334.821.610.854000000000000000000000000000000
Cranberry BeansGV3513991166.4000006091.1272.2116.613103.70000000000000051.8000000000000000
FlourGV3015.181663.27.600000332.615.115.145.40226.890.712100151.200000000000000000000000
Flour, self-risingGV3015.18151200005745.5529.2332.615.1045.40151.290.712100151.2000000090.7000000000000000
Great Northern BeansGV3513991166.4000006350.3285.190.713103.70000000051.80000077.8000000000000000
Hot Cocoa MixGV3513121814.419.40002462.42851.1388.813349.925.90000000000000077.8000000000000000
Instant Breakfast, ChocolateCarnation3612.612163812.6006310084031.9340.212.625263441252100.831502522521265670315000315315252252025.2315000000000
Instant potatoesGV2220.6121649.40000412.46185.3371.141.2041.200000000123.7000000000000000000000
Kidney Beans, Light RedGV3513991296000064.86220.7272.264.813103.70000000025.90000025.9000000000000000
LardArmour1334.9124187453.6209.40139.6000000000000000000000000000000000000
Lima Beans, LargeGV3513991296000064.87775.9285.190.738.9103.70000000051.80000025.9000000000000000
Mayocoba BeansGV3513991296000064.87387.1272.2103.713116.6000000000000000000000000000000
MREUSG680.390.6736859.6134.8411.393.35116.582556.72?117.924.0251.5922.78??????????????????????????????
MultivitaminEquate1.25363.643600000029090.91000025454.5536363.6436363.6436363.6436363.6436363.6436363.6436363.6436363.6436363.6436363.643636.3611272.7336363.647272.73181.824727.27400026545.4536363.64727.2741818.1810545.4521818.18727.2727272.731818.18727.273636.363636.36
Navy BeansGV3513991166.4000005183.9272.2116.613103.70000000025.90000077.8000000000000000
Olive OilGV1530.2363628.7423.460.500000000000000000000000000000000000000
Parboiled RiceGV499.3991573.700000694.3351.800370231.40138.900231.4000000037000000000000000
Peanuts, Honey RoastedGV2816.292430194.424.30012962754129.632.464.897.2064.80243064.8129.6000129.60032.432.424316216200243000000000
Peanuts, RoastedGV2816.292592226.832.40002915.997.232.416.2113.40129.60324064.81620001620064.8016216297.200162000000000
Peanuts, Roasted and SaltedGV2816.292592210.632.40027542915.9113.432.432.497.2000324064.816200024300810129.616297.200162000000000
Pink BeansGV3513991425.6000006609.5285.151.81390.70000000025.90000051.8000000000000000
Pinto BeansGV3513991166.4000064.86350.3259.264.81390.70000000051.80000051.8000000000000000
Powdered milkGV2319.7101577.700098.62465.27691.3236.70236.7157.8197.20000039.4039.44930000591.6000000000000000
Red Beans, SmallGV351399777.600003244406.3285.1233.31390.70000000000000077.8000000000000000
SaltGV1.5302.49900000178412.900000000000000000000000013607.80000000000
Scrambled Eggs, PowderedAugason1141.2102474.1164.941.206803.9350582.5164.9000164.900000000000082.5247.4000000000000000
SnickersMars52.78.612151.76103.2838.73043.041032.850284.038.61232.3934.43000000000000017.2134.43000000000000000
Soylent 1.0 (w/o oil)Soylent1483.11563.115.33.1001072.73539.9257.424.56.1116.5101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1101.1113.4122.6122.6113.4101.1101.1101.1174.70101.1101.1101.1000000
SugarGV4113.4991701000000453.60453.60000000000000000000000000000000
Survival TabsFood Reserves50.089.061202173.58108.6827.17027.171267.920271.70108.6836.23905.66905.66905.66905.66905.66905.66905.66905.66905.66905.66905.6600905.66181.130905.66905.660905.6690.57000000000
White RiceGV4510.1991612.800000504362.910.1030.2000000252000000020.2000000000000000