Food Energy Calculations

# Food Energy Calculations - Calculating Calorie Content of...

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Calculating Calorie Content of Foods Using the nutrient content for foods found in Appendix A of your text, calculate the calorie content of each of the following foods. 1. 1 cup potato salad 2. 2 strips of bacon 3. 1 McDonalds Big Mac© 4. 1 ½ C. peaches in heavy syrup 5. ½ C. macaroni and cheese Calculating % of calories from CHO, Protein and Fat 1. Sara consumed: 250 grams CHO, 55 gm. Protein and 45 gm fat, yesterday. What % of calories came from CHO, protein and fat? 2. Jared consumed 335 gm. Carbohydrate, 80 gm. protein, 75 gm. fat and 10 gm. alcohol. What % of calories came from CHO, protein, fat and from alcohol?

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Answers to Calorie Calculations for Spring, 2008 1. 1 cup potato salad (page A-60) ½ C. contains: 3 gm protein; 14 gm CHO; 10 gm fat 6 gm protein X 4 cal/g = 24 cal. 28 gm CHO X 4 cal/g = 112 cal. 20 gm fat X 9 cal/g = 180 cal total: 316 cal. 2. bacon 2 strips (page A-34) 5 gm. Protein: 5 gm. Fat 5 gm protein X 4 cal/gm = 20 cal. 5 gm. Fat X 9 cal/gm. = 45 cal.
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## This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course NUTR 240 taught by Professor Jangoodwin during the Spring '08 term at North Dakota.

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