Coleslaw which is a kind of salad containing raw shredded cabbage along with a sweet or tangy dressing is a tasty and nutritious food option. Along with being a rich source of both carbohydrates and fat, coleslaw also contains a number of calories. However, the calorie content in coleslaw may differ based on its method of preparation. There are various varieties of coleslaw with different ingredients added to it and the number of calories in it varies based on the kind and amount of these ingredients. Though coleslaw is mostly prepared in the raw form; it is also available in the cooked form and the calorie content in each of these forms also varies.
A half cup serving of typically prepared coleslaw contains approximately 130 calories out of which 108 calories come from fats, 28 calories come from carbohydrates and 4 calories come from proteins. A half cup of coleslaw provides around 7% of the recommended daily intake of calories. Coleslaw also contains various essential nutrients such as Vitamin, A, Vitamin C, B Vitamins and various minerals required for the proper functioning of the body.
A one third cup of typically prepared coleslaw which weighs approximately 99 grams contains 147 calories out of which 99 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of coleslaw is 11 grams out of which 1.6 grams are saturated fat, 6.4 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 2.4 grams are monounsaturated fat. The total sodium content in an equal quantity of coleslaw contains 267 mg of sodium, 5 mg of Cholesterol, the total carbohydrates in it are 12.8 grams and total protein content is 1.5 grams.
Some people prefer consuming cook out coleslaw. A 3 oz serving of cook-out coleslaw contains 147 calories. It has a total fat content of 11 grams out of which the total saturated fat content is 2 grams. An equal serving of cook-out coleslaw contains 5 mg of carbohydrates and 2 grams of protein.