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The Nutritional Value of Baklava

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Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.
The Nutritional Value of Baklava
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Baklava is a pastry that primarily consists of many thin layers of unleavened dough known as phyllo dough. It also contains chopped nuts and honey, along with some spices. Baklava originates from the Mediterranean and Middle East, although it's popular in many other parts of the world. Baklava is generally high in fat and sugar, like other pastries.

Serving Information

The nutritional content of baklava is highly dependent on the specific recipe. Fitbit provides the following nutritional information on a typical piece of baklava. The serving size is about 2 oz. and includes no added ingredients.


A slice of baklava has 230 total calories, which is about 11.5 percent of the daily value, assuming a daily diet of 2,000 calories. Carbohydrates provide 118 calories, fat makes up 100 calories and protein accounts for the remaining 12 calories.

Carbohydrates and Protein

Baklava has 30 g of carbohydrates per serving, which is about 10 percent of the daily value for total carbohydrates. This includes 1 g of dietary fiber, or 4 percent of the daily value. A serving of baklava also contains 17 g of sugar. Baklava provides 3 g of protein per slice, which is about 6 percent of the daily value.


A slice of baklava has 11 g of total fat, including 7.5 g of unsaturated fat, 2 g of saturated fat and 1.5 g of trans fat. This provides about 17 percent of the daily value for fat and 10 percent of the daily value for saturated fat. A slice of baklava contains no cholesterol.

Vitamins and Minerals

A serving of baklava contains 75 mg of sodium, or 3 percent of the daily value for sodium. It also has 6 percent of the daily value for iron and 2 percent for calcium. Baklava contains no vitamin A, vitamin C or potassium.

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