Nutrition for Simple Syrup

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Simple Syrup Nutrition Summary

One serving of simple syrup (21 grams or 0.74 oz) contains 56 calories and zero grams of protein. Simple syrup consist of 26% water, 73% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein or total fat.

Simple syrup is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including carbohydrates.

In one serving of simple syrup:

  • Calories: 56
  • Sugar: 15.4 g
  • Sodium: 12.2 mg
There is no significant amounts of protein, dietary fiber, total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in simple syrup.

See the Simple Syrup Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Syrup, Cane.

Calories in Simple Syrup

Simple syrup has 56 calories per serving or 267 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

100% of calories in simple syrup are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 100% of the calories in simple syrup are from carbohydrates. The carbs in simple syrup are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

  • Sugar: 15.4 g
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber or starch in simple syrup.

Calories from Fat

Simple syrup contains no fat.

Simple syrup is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

Calories Similar to Simple Syrup

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Protein in Simple Syrup

Simple syrup 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.

Vitamins and Minerals in Simple Syrup

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

Vitamins in simple syrup (1 serving):
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: < 0.1 mg
Minerals in simple syrup (1 serving):
  • Calcium: 2.7 mg
  • Potassium: 13.2 mg
  • Iron: 0.8 mg
  • Magnesium: 2.1 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, manganese, choline, vitamin a, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin e, folate, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in simple syrup.

Simple Syrup 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.

Simple Syrup in Cooking

Simple syrup is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two cups of simple syrup.

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