You may consume almonds in different forms; these may be had raw, cooked or even in their extracted form. These are equally healthy in each of the mentioned forms. However, the calorie content in each of these forms is different. There are further varieties when it comes to the cooked and extracted forms of almonds. This article covers the calorie content in two different varieties of almond extracts.
One is the usual almond extract taken from the almonds and the other is a more refined extract known as pure almond extract. Both these extracts may be used to add flavors to different food items such as cookies, cakes, jams, etc.
Each teaspoon of almond extract contains a total of 11.58 calories. Out of these 11.58 a mere 0.9 calories are obtained from fat. It contains a very less amount of fat content. The total fat content in an equal quantity of almond extract is 0.1 gram. One fourth teaspoon of almond extract contains 3 calories, half tea spoon contains 6 calories and one and a half teaspoon of almond extract contains a total of 17 calories.
On consuming 1 tablespoon of almond extract you will be taking in 37.4 calories. An equal serving of almond extract contains a total of 1.6 grams of carbohydrate content, 1.2 mg of sodium content and 19.2 mg of potassium content.
Some people prefer consuming pure almond extract. One fourth tea spoon of pure almond extract available from Tone’s weighing around 1.3 grams contains a total of 5 calories and all of these calories are obtained from proteins. Almond extract gives a very strong flavor to the food item you add it to without adding many calories to it. Because of the strong flavor it has it used just one drop at a time and thus it does not add much nutritional value to the food item it is added to.