Egg roll wraps are thin strips of dough that are used to encase the fillings that comprise egg rolls. Although egg rolls can be high in calories -- partly due to the fact that they are fried -- egg roll wrappers are low in calories and fat, and can therefore be part of a healthy, low-calorie diet plan.
A typical 25 g egg roll wrapper provides 70 calories, which is just 3.5 percent of the daily recommended calorie intake based on 2,000 calories per day. As a typical egg roll may contain 372 calories, the egg roll wrapper alone comprises less than 19 percent of the total calories in an egg roll.
Although egg rolls are typically high in fat -- one egg roll may contain nearly 17 g -- egg roll wrappers are nearly fat-free. A 25 g egg roll wrapper contains just 0.4 g of fat, with no saturated fat. While the lack of fat keeps egg roll wrappers low in calories, fat is a vital nutrient and should not be avoided entirely. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you should consume 20 to 35 percent of your total calories from fat.
The majority of the calories in egg roll wrappers come from carbohydrates. A 25 g egg roll wrapper provides 14 g of carbohydrates, with no sugar or fiber. According to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies, you should consume at least 130 g of carbohydrates each day, as they provide your body with energy.
Egg rolls can be high in protein if they are filled with meat or seafood, but egg roll wrappers alone do not provide significant levels of protein. A single egg roll wrapper weighing 25 g contains just 2 g of protein. MedlinePlus explains that protein is vital for the growth and development of your body's tissues, and recommends consuming 50 to 65 g of protein each day.
Vitamins and Minerals
Egg roll wrappers contain no vitamins and virtually no minerals. Each 25 g egg roll wrapper provides just 6 percent of the daily recommended intake of iron, which the Linus Pauling Institute explains may aids in metabolism and oxygen transport in your blood.
- LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate: Calories in Wing's Egg Roll Wraps
- LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate: Calories in Egg Roll
- Health.gov: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: Chapter 6 - Fats
- National Academies: Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients)
- MedlinePlus: Dietary Proteins
- Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: Iron