Leeks may be consumed in their raw form, fried form and also by cooking these using various other methods. The calorie content in each of these forms is different from the other. Leeks are also used to enhance the taste of a number of vegetables; thereby increasing the calorie content of those vegetables to some extent.
Each serving of a raw leek offers 61 calories. It is extremely low in fat and thus each serving of this vegetable contains as less as 0.3 mg fat, 1.5 mg proteins, 0.3 mg fat and 3.9 mg sugar. It also contains various other essential minerals and vitamins. Consuming one cup of fresh leek’s edible part would mean taking in 54 calories. It would also provide you a good amount of potassium as well as calcium along with some other minerals and vitamins.
Leeks are popular in their raw form and equally popular in their fried and otherwise cooked forms. One oz of fried leeks provides 46 calories. An equal serving of similarly cooked leeks has 3.1 grams of fat, 3.9 grams of carbohydrate, 0.9 gram of fiber and 0.6 gram of protein. While 100 grams of fried leeks contain 164 calories, 11.2 grams of fat content, 14.1 grams of carbohydrate, 3.1 grams of fiber and 2.3 grams of protein content.
You may even consume leeks in their boiled form. The calorie content in the boiled form is much less than its fried form largely because oil is not used in this form. One boiled leek without salt weighing around 124 grams contains 38 calories out of which only 2 of the calories are obtained from fat. The total fat in an equal sized similarly cooked leek is merely 0.2 gram. While one fourth cup of boiled leeks without salt contains 8 calories and just 0.1 gram of total fat content.