Pasta has 1692 calories per pound or 371 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.
82% of calories in pasta are from carbohydrates, 14% of calories are from protein and 4% of calories are from fat.
The majority, or 82% of the calories in pasta are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in pasta are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (5%, 4% and 91%)
. An excellent high-fiber food, a single pound of pasta contains 58% of recommended daily values or 14.6 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 14.6 g
- Sugar: 12.2 g
- Starch: 284.8 g
A small portion, or 4% the calories in Pasta are from fat. Pasta has a moderate amount of total fat
, with 6.9 grams or 11% of recommended daily values per pound. Most of the fat in pasta are healthier unsaturated fats.
Pasta is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in pasta.
- Total fat: 6.9 g
- Saturated fat: 1.3 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.8 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6 g
A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every pound of pasta contains a total of 2.5 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in pasta comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
Some other grains or pasta with similar calories to pasta by weight: