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Papadums Nutrition Information

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Papadums Nutrition Information
Papadums are a type of flatbread common in India. Photo Credit: yuliang11/iStock/GettyImages

Papadums are a type of flatbread common in India. Restaurants serve them as snacks or appetizers, and you commonly eat papadums with a variety of toppings.

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Papadums are usually toasted to make them brittle, but you can also wrap larger, un-toasted papadums around a filling of meat and vegetables. Papadums are typically high in starch, like most types of bread.

Calories

A papadum contains a total of 25 calories, according to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate. Papadums provide 1.25 percent of the daily value for calories, assuming a standard daily diet of 2,000 calories.

Carbohydrates

Papadums have a total of four grams of carbohydrates. This total includes two grams of dietary fiber. The American Heart Association recommends eating 5 to 30 grams of fiber daily, so a papadum could contribute to your daily fiber intake by almost half of the lowest recommended amount.

Fat and Protein

A typical papadum does not have any fat — however, this will change depending on the preparation (whether the papadum is fried, for instance), and what you use as a topping or filler for the papadum.

Papadums also don't contain any cholesterol. The protein content in a papadum is two grams, which is also impacted by toppings and fillers like chicken or lamb, which will up the protein value.

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