A roast is generally a tougher cut of meat such as a chuck cut. A cook typically browns the roast and slow cooks it in liquid. This process tenderizes the meat and produces a broth you can make into gravy. A pot roast usually includes a variety of vegetables such as potatoes and carrots that you cook with the meat.
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The nutritional content for a pot roast can vary considerably, depending on the particular recipe. Fitbit provides the nutritional content of a pot roast with a typical amount of vegetables. The serving size is 5 oz.
A serving of pot roast has a total of 240 calories. Fat accounts for 104 calories, protein provides 84 calories and carbohydrates make up the remaining 52 calories. This provides 12 percent of the total calorie requirements for one day, assuming a daily diet of 2,000 calories.
Protein and Carbohydrates
A pot roast contains 20.9g of protein per serving, which is 42 percent of the daily value for protein. It also has 9.3g of carbohydrates, consisting of 3.8g of simple sugars, 2.8g of dietary fiber and 2.7g of starch. This provides 3 percent of the total daily value for total carbohydrates and 11 percent the daily value for dietary fiber.
A serving of pot roast contains about 12.7g of total fat, which provides about 20 percent of the daily value for total fat. Saturated fats account for 4.8g of this total, or about 24 percent of the daily value for saturated fat. A serving of pot roast also contains 55.8mg of cholesterol, which is about 19 percent of the daily value for cholesterol.
Vitamins and Minerals
A pot roast contains 66 percent of the daily value for vitamin A and 12 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. It also has 10 percent of the daily value of iron and 6 percent of the daily value for calcium. The sodium content in a serving of pot roast is 440.2mg, or 18 percent of the daily value for sodium.