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How Many Calories in a Jelly Belly Bean?

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Amanda White has been a freelance ghostwriter since 2003, specializing in writing about medical issues. White has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from The George Washington University with a focus on biomedical engineering.
How Many Calories in a Jelly Belly Bean?
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Ten large jellybeans typically have 106 calories, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jelly Belly, a popular maker of hundreds of flavors of jelly beans, offers gourmet jelly beans with sugar and without.

Calories in Standard Jellybeans

CalorieKing notes that 35 of the classic Jelly Belly gourmet jelly beans have 140 calories. This means that each Jelly Belly jelly bean has four calories.

Calories in Sugar-Free Jellybeans

Jelly Belly also offers a line of sugar-free jellybeans in the same classic flavors. You will find that 35 of the sugar-free beans have 80 calories; therefore, each sugar-free jelly bean has just more than 2 calories.

Calories From Carbohydrates

Each gram of carbohydrates has four calories, according to MedlinePlus. Both the classic and sugar-free jelly beans have 37 g of carbohydrates in 35 jellybeans, accounting for 148 calories from carbs. In the sugar-free jellybeans, these carbohydrates include fiber; in the classic jelly beans, the carbohydrates are almost purely from sugar.

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