Papadums are a type of flatbread common in India. Restaurants serve them as snacks or appetizers and you commonly eat papadums with a variety of toppings. You normally toast papadums to make them brittle, but you can also wrap larger, un-toasted papadums around a filling of meat and vegetables. Papadums are typically high in starch, like most types of bread.
The nutritional content of papadums does not vary significantly by brand or manufacturer. The primary factor that determines the nutrition in a papadum is its size. This information assumes a typical papadum about 4 inches across and weighing about 1/2 oz.
A papadum contains a total of 30 calories, according to Myfitnesspal.com. Fat contributes 18 calories, carbohydrates account for 8 calories and protein makes up the remaining 4 calories. Papadums provide 1.5 percent of the daily value for calories, assuming a standard daily diet of 2,000 calories.
Papadums have a total of 2 g of carbohydrates, which is less than 1 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates. This total consists entirely of starch, as papadums do not contain sugar or dietary fiber.
Fat and Protein
A typical papadum contains 2 g of total fat, which is about 3 percent of the daily value for fat. This fat content consists entirely of unsaturated fat, as papadums do not contain saturated fat or trans fat. Papadums also do not contain any cholesterol. The protein content in a papadum is 1 g or 2 percent of the daily value for protein.
Vitamins and Minerals
Each papadum contains 125 mg of sodium. The daily value for sodium is 2,300 mg, so a papadum has about 5.3 percent of the daily value for sodium. Papadums do not contain vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron or potassium.