A macaron is a sweet flavored meringue-based item which is made by using icing sugar, eggs, sugar and food coloring. The word macarons is derived from an Italian word Macarone and this item is sold in parts of Europe and many other countries. Macarons look delicious and colorful and are available in many flavors. But do you know that these little pieces of delight can add many calories to your weight? Let’s find out about the nutrition value of Macarons and how many calories they contain by reading the following information:
Amaretti is a well known company which sells delicious macarons in many flavors and variants. The Sapori Soft almonds macarons are one of their specialty and 3 pieces of these macarons weighing 33 grams contain a total of 140 calories. Out of these 140 calories, 9% come from total fat content, 2% come from saturated fat content, 1% is contributed by the sodium content, and 5% come from total carbohydrates content whereas the remaining 2% comes from dietary fiber content.
These macarons have been given a nutrition grade of D+. The good points about it is the low amount of saturated fat present, absence of cholesterol content and very low amount of sodium present in them. But the one negative point is that they are really high on the sugar content.
President’s Choice is another popular company known for making heavenly macaronis. 1/5 package of its Blue Menu 100% whole wheat pasta macaron contains 270 calories. Out of these 270 calories, 2% come from total fat, 2% come from saturated fat, 18% come from total carbohydrates and 32% come from dietary fiber content. These macarons have several good points such as the low saturated fat content, the low sodium content, low sugar content and the high dietary fiber content present in them.