How Many Calories & Carbohydrates are in Bean Sprouts?

Bean sprouts, the tender, flavorful sprouts of young beans, are a tasty, crunchy topping for all kinds of foods. Some people pile them high on a turkey sandwich and others may mix them into soups or salads.

Sprouts are often added to salads and other foods. (Image: BasieB/iStock/Getty Images)

Calories

A one-ounce serving of plain bean sprouts contains about 9 calories, according to The Daily Plate. Bean sprouts are often used as a garnish or topping for other foods, so add those 9 calories to the caloric value of the food you are enjoying them with to get a total nutritional value.

Carbohydrates

The Daily Plate reports that the same one-ounce serving of bean sprouts contains about 1.7 grams of carbohydrates in total. 0.5 grams of these carbohydrates can be attributed to dietary fiber.

Other Facts

A serving of bean sprouts does contain a bit of protein, about 0.9 grams per serving. They contain 0.01 grams of fat, no cholesterol, and 1.7 milligrams of sodium.

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