Macaroni salad is popular because of its taste. It also contains a good nutritional value and comes with some amount of calories. There are a number of ways in which macaroni salad can be prepared. Different ingredients are added to it in order to enhance its taste and increase its nutritional value and the number of calories in macaroni salad varies based on the kind and amount of ingredients added to it.
One cup of the standard preparation of macaroni salad contains 269 calories out of which 62% calories come from carbohydrates, 30% calories come from fat and 8% calories are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of similarly prepared macaroni salad is 8.8 grams, total carbohydrate content in it is 42.6 grams and protein content is 5.5 grams. Consuming macaroni salad also impacts your cholesterol level as it contains 6.2 mg of cholesterol. The sodium and potassium content in macaroni salad is 961.1 mg and 117.8 mg respectively. It also contains various vitamins and minerals that are good for the body. One oz of similarly prepared macaroni salad contains 43.1 calories.
One cup of macaroni with cheese contains 348 calories out of which 52% calories come from fat, 37% calories come from carbohydrates and 11% calories come from proteins.
Macaroni salad with tuna is also a popular choice. One cup of macaroni salad with tuna contains 259.3 calories out of which 54% calories come from carbohydrate, 27% calories come from fat and 18% calories are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of similarly prepared macaroni salad with tuna is 7.7 grams, carbohydrate content in it is 36.2 grams, protein content is 11.5 grams, sodium content is 906.3 mg, potassium content is 163.3 mg and cholesterol content in it is 13.3 mg. This salad is rich in selenium and also contains various other minerals and vitamins.