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Calories in Vanilla Powder

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author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
Calories in Vanilla Powder
Vanilla powder adds sweetness to coffee and desserts. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Vanilla powder, commonly made with sugar, vanilla bean and cornstarch, can be used as a sweetener for coffee and tea. You can also use it to add sweetness and flavor to recipes. The calories in this powder may contribute to your daily nutritional goals.

Calories

A 56-g scoop of vanilla powder -- approximately 1/3 cup -- contains 240 calories. This represents approximately 12 percent of the calories you need to consume daily if you adhere to a 2,000-calorie diet. This amount may vary depending on how the vanilla powder is made and any added preservatives.

Macronutrients

Many of the calories in vanilla powder come from carbohydrates. One scoop of this powder contains 42 g of carbs, or 32 percent of the 130 g recommended for daily consumption by the Institute of Medicine. A 56-g serving of this powder also provides you with 6 g of protein and 6 g of fat.

Nutrients

A 56-g scoop of vanilla powder provides you with 20 percent of the daily recommended intake of calcium, a mineral your body needs to build strong teeth and bones. It also contains 4 percent of the vitamin C you need in a day, as well as 2 percent of the iron.

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