Nutrition for Garlic Powder

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Garlic Powder Nutrition Summary

One teaspoon of garlic powder (3.1 grams or 0.11 oz) contains 10 calories and 0.5 grams of protein. Garlic powder consist of 7% water, 73% carbohydrates, 17% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Garlic powder is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, potassium and Vitamin B6. It also contains significant amounts of iron, selenium, manganese, copper and phosphorus.

In one teaspoon of garlic powder:

  • Calories: 10
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 1.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in garlic powder.

See the Garlic Powder Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Spices, garlic powder.

Calories in Garlic Powder

Garlic powder has 10 calories per teaspoon or 323 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

82 percent of calories in garlic powder are from carbohydrates and 18% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 82% of the calories in garlic powder are from carbohydrates. The carbs in garlic powder are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (75% and 25%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single teaspoon of garlic powder contains 1% of recommended daily values or 0.3 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in garlic powder.

Calories from Fat

Garlic powder does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Garlic powder is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per teaspoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in garlic powder are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in garlic powder.

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Protein in Garlic Powder

A single teaspoon of garlic powder contains 0.5 grams of protein. Although garlic powder is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.51 g
  • Tryptophan: < 0.1 g
  • Threonine: 0.01 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.01 g
  • Leucine: 0.02 g
  • Lysine: 0.02 g
  • Methionine: < 0.1 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.02 g
  • Valine: 0.02 g
  • Histidine: 0.01 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Garlic Powder

An good source of nutrients, garlic powder contains abundant amounts of potassium and Vitamin B6. In fact, a single teaspoon of garlic powder contains 4% of recommended daily values or 0.1 mg of Vitamin B6. Also an excellent source of potassium, a single teaspoon of garlic powder contains 2% of recommended daily values or 37 mg of potassium.

Vitamins in garlic powder (1 tsp):
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 1.5 ug
  • Vitamin k: < 0.1 ug
Minerals in garlic powder (1 tsp):
  • Calcium: 2.4 mg
  • Potassium: 37 mg
  • Iron: 0.2 mg
  • Magnesium: 2.4 mg
  • Zinc: 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.7 ug
  • Phosphorus: 12.8 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 2.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of vitamin a, pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in garlic powder.

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Garlic Powder 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.

Garlic Powder in Cooking

Garlic powder is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two teaspoons of garlic powder.

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