Nutrition for Caramel

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Caramel Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of caramel (20.5 grams or 0.72 oz) contains 44 calories and 0.2 grams of protein. Caramel consist of 41% water, 57% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Caramel is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including calcium.

In one tablespoon of caramel:

  • Calories: 44
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 69.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in caramel.

See the Caramel Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Toppings, butterscotch or caramel.

Calories in Caramel

Caramel has 44 calories per tablespoon or 215 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

98 percent of calories in caramel are from carbohydrates and 2% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 98% of the calories in caramel are from carbohydrates. The carbs in caramel are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

  • Sugar: 11.7 g
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber or starch in caramel.

Calories from Fat

Caramel contains no fat. It also is cholestrol free.

Calories Similar to Caramel

Some other sweets or candy with similar calories to caramel by weight:


Protein in Caramel

A single tablespoon of caramel contains 0.2 grams of protein. Caramel is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein. However, caramel does contain significant amounts of leucine and lysine, essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.25 g
  • Threonine: 0.01 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.02 g
  • Leucine: 0.03 g
  • Lysine: 0.02 g
  • Methionine: 0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.01 g
  • Valine: 0.02 g
  • Histidine: 0.01 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan in caramel.

Protein Similar to Caramel

Some other sweets or candy with similar amounts of protein to caramel by weight:

Vitamins and Minerals in Caramel

An good source of nutrients, caramel contains abundant amounts of calcium. A single tablespoon of caramel contains 10 mg of calcium.

Vitamins in caramel (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 3.9 ug
  • Vitamin c: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 0.4 ug
  • Vitamin b12: < 0.1 ug
Minerals in caramel (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 10 mg
  • Potassium: 13.5 mg
  • Magnesium: 1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.3 ug
  • Phosphorus: 8 mg
  • Choline: 1.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 or vitamin k in caramel.

Similar to Caramel for Calcium

Here are some other sweets or candy with similarly abundant amounts of calcium to caramel:

Caramel Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Caramel in Cooking

Caramel is not too common in recipes, although it does star in quite a few. Most recipes call for one or two caramels.


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