A staple of American-Chinese restaurants, spring rolls are a Chinese appetizer consisting of a thin dough filled with a vegetables and deep fried. Knowing nutrition information of a spring roll can help you adjust your diet to balance your intake. Here's a basic breakdown:
- Calories: 80 to 153
- Fat: 3.5 to 4 grams
- Carbohydrates: 8.5 to 13 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Sodium: 135 to 290 milligrams
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Calories in spring rolls can vary, depending on the size and ingredients, but generally range from 80 to 110 calories. By comparison, one vegetable-filled egg roll contains about 153 calories.
Most vegetable spring rolls contain 3.5 to 4 grams of total fat and 0.5 to 1.0 grams of saturated fat. High intakes of fat and saturated fat can increase your risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
The American Heart Association recommends you limit your daily fat intake to 25 to 35 percent of calories, and saturated fat to less than 7 percent of calories.
The amount of carbohydrates in one vegetable spring roll can range from 8.5 to 13 grams. Carbohydrates in food are your body's primary and preferred source of energy.
A balanced diet should contain 45 to 65 percent of its calories from carbohydrates. On a 2,000-calorie diet, your daily carbohydrate intake should range from 225 to 325 grams per day.
Vegetable spring rolls contain some fiber, approximately 1 to 3 grams per serving. Healthy people need 21 to 38 grams of fiber a day.
Vegetable spring rolls are not a significant source of protein. One spring roll contains 2 grams of protein. If you eat a balanced diet, you should be able to adequately meet your daily protein needs.
Most Americans get more than enough protein in their diets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A balanced diet should contain 10 to 35 percent of its calories from protein.
The sodium content of one vegetable spring roll can range from 135 to 290 mg. High intakes of sodium increases your risk of high blood pressure.
The American Heart Association recommends you limit your daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams a day (ideally below 1,500 milligrams) to reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your heart health.
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