Nutrition for Half And Half

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Half And Half Nutrition Summary

One teaspoon of half and half (5 grams or 0.18 oz) contains 7 calories and 0.2 grams of protein. Half and half consist of 81% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and 12% fat.

Half and half is a source of calcium.

In one teaspoon of half and half:

  • Calories: 7
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Fat: 0.6 g, (Saturated: 0.4 g)
  • Cholesterol: 1.8 mg
  • Sodium: 3.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber in half and half.

See the Half And Half Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Cream, fluid, half and half.

Calories in Half And Half

Half and half has 7 calories per teaspoon or 140 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.

77 percent of calories in half and half are from fat, 11% of calories are from carbohydrates and 11% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

About 11% the calories in half and half are from carbohydrates. The carbs in half and half are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

  • Sugar: 0.2 g
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber or starch in half and half.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 77% of the calories in half and half are from fat. Half and half has a moderate amount of total fat, with 0.6 grams per teaspoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in half and half are saturated:

  • Total fat: 0.6 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in half and half.

Omega-6 in Half And Half

Half and half contains a small amount of omega-6 fatty acids, mostly in the form of linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.02 g

Calories Similar to Half And Half

Some other dairy or egg products with similar calories to half and half by weight:

Protein in Half And Half

A single teaspoon of half and half contains 0.2 grams of protein. Although half and half is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.16 g
  • Tryptophan: < 0.1 g
  • Threonine: 0.01 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.01 g
  • Leucine: 0.01 g
  • Lysine: 0.01 g
  • Methionine: < 0.1 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.01 g
  • Valine: 0.01 g
  • Histidine: < 0.1 g

Protein Similar to Half And Half

Some other dairy or egg products with similar amounts of protein to half and half by weight:

Vitamins and Minerals in Half And Half

Half and half is a source of calcium.

Vitamins in half and half (1 tsp):
  • Vitamin a: 4.9 ug
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 0.2 ug
  • Vitamin b12: < 0.1 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.1 ug
Minerals in half and half (1 tsp):
  • Calcium: 5.4 mg
  • Potassium: 6.6 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 0.5 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.2 ug
  • Phosphorus: 4.8 mg
  • Choline: 0.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, manganese, thiamin or pantothenic acid in half and half.

Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Half And Half [3]

Half and half contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid beta-carotene. In one teaspoon of half and half:

  • beta-carotene: 1 ug

Half And Half 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.

Half And Half in Cooking

Most recipes call for one or two teaspoons of half and half.


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