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How Many Calories in a Honey Bun?

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In Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Whittemore is a content strategist with over a decade of experience as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy and a licensed paramedic. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports.
How Many Calories in a Honey Bun?
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Made from dough leavened with yeast and rolled into a coil, honey buns are deep-fried then coated with a layer of sugary white icing. High in calories, honey buns contain significant amounts of both carbohydrates and fat.

Components

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database indicates that one large honey bun, around 4.5-by-3.5 inches, weighs 78 g. Carbohydrates make up 40 g, while fats contribute 15 g, and proteins deliver 5 g. The remainder consists of indigestible matter, other nutrients and water.

Caloric Value

The USDA also indicates that there are 311 calories in a large honey bun. Of these, carbohydrates provide 158 calories, fats deliver 134 calories and proteins contribute 19 calories.

Total Caloric Intake

A large honey bun can serve as around 16 percent of the caloric intake that the average person needs each day. This percentage is based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories.

Nutrients

Several vitamins, including folate, thiamine, niacin and vitamin K, are available in a large honey bun. The same serving also provides dietary minerals, including iron, selenium, manganese and phosphorus.

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