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How Many Calories Are in 1 Slice of Cheese Pizza?

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Christine Gray began writing professionally in 1997, when a trade publishing company hired her as an assistant editor. She wrote her first screenplay in 1998 and has been covering health and nutrition since 2009. Gray graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Michigan.
How Many Calories Are in 1 Slice of Cheese Pizza?
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Although cheese pizza does have a significant number of calories and a considerable amount of fat, it also has a respectable measure of essential dietary vitamins and minerals.

Calorie Breakdown

A slice of fast-food cheese pizza weighing approximately 103 g contains 272 calories, 33.56 g of carbohydrate, 12.27 g of protein, 9.8 g of fat, 4.35 g of saturated fat, 1.8 g of fiber, 551 mg of sodium and 22 mg of cholesterol, notes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database. Carbohydrate accounts for roughly 50 percent of the calories, fat for 32 percent and protein for 18 percent.

Vitamins and Minerals

The same slice of pizza provides 45.8 percent of the selenium; 39.8 percent of the riboflavin; 31.1 percent of the phosphorus; 29.2 percent of the thiamin; 24 percent of the folate; 23.8 percent of the vitamin B-12; 21.1 percent of the niacin; 14 percent of the calcium; 12.8 percent of the zinc and 12.2 percent of the iron that the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommends healthy adults consume daily.

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Considerations

A slice of cheese pizza also delivers 30 percent of the saturated fat, 24 percent of the calcium, 13 percent of the fat and 7.3 percent of the sodium that MayoClinic.com recommends adults limit themselves to per day.

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