Nutrition for Caramel

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Caramel Nutrition Summary

One cup of caramel (328 grams or 0.7 lb) contains 708 calories and 4 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 many nutrients, including carbohydrates, calcium and potassium. It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and phosphorus.

In one cup of caramel:

  • Calories: 708
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sugar: 187 g
  • Sodium: 1118.5 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 708 calories per cup or 216 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

98% 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: 187 g
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber or starch in caramel.

Calories from Fat

Caramel contains no fat.

Caramel is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

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Protein in Caramel

One cup of Caramel has 4 grams of protein or about 8% of daily recommended intake. 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: 3.97 g
  • Threonine: 0.22 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.29 g
  • Leucine: 0.47 g
  • Lysine: 0.38 g
  • Methionine: 0.12 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.23 g
  • Valine: 0.32 g
  • Histidine: 0.13 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan in caramel.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Caramel

An good source of nutrients, caramel contains abundant amounts of calcium and potassium. In fact, a single cup of caramel contains 16% of recommended daily values or 160.7 milligrams of calcium.

Vitamins in caramel (1 cup):
  • Vitamin a: 62.3 ug
  • Vitamin c: 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.2 mg
  • Folate: 6.6 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 0.6 ug
Minerals in caramel (1 cup):
  • Calcium: 160.7 mg
  • Potassium: 216.5 mg
  • Magnesium: 16.4 mg
  • Selenium: 4.3 ug
  • Phosphorus: 127.9 mg
  • Manganese: 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 21.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of iron, zinc, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 or vitamin k in caramel.

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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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