Nutrition for Cornstarch

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Cornstarch Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of cornstarch (8 grams or 0.28 oz) contains 30 calories and zero grams of protein. Cornstarch consist of 8% water, 91% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein or total fat.

Cornstarch is a source of carbohydrates.

In one tablespoon of cornstarch:

  • Calories: 30
  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of protein, sugar, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in cornstarch.

See the Cornstarch Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Cornstarch.

Calories in Cornstarch

Cornstarch has 30 calories per tablespoon or 375 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

100% of calories in cornstarch are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 100% of the calories in cornstarch are from carbohydrates. The carbs in cornstarch are mostly in the form of dietary fiber (100%). 1 tablespoon of cornstarch has 0% of daily values or 0.1 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of sugar or starch in cornstarch.

Calories from Fat

Cornstarch does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Cornstarch is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per tablespoon. Most of the fat in cornstarch are healthier unsaturated fats.

Cornstarch is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol, trans fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat in cornstarch.

Calories Similar to Cornstarch

Some other grains or pasta with similar calories to cornstarch by weight:

Protein in Cornstarch

Cornstarch is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.02 g
  • Leucine: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in cornstarch.

Protein Similar to Cornstarch

Some other grains or pasta with similar amounts of protein to cornstarch by weight:

Vitamins and Minerals in Cornstarch

Cornstarch is not known for its vitamin and minerals, but still contain trace amounts of a few nutrients.

Minerals in cornstarch (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 0.2 mg
  • Potassium: 0.2 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 0.2 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.2 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: < 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of vitamin a, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin e, folate, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in cornstarch.

Cornstarch 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.

Cornstarch in Cooking

Cornstarch is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two tablespoons of cornstarch.

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