Macaroni is considered to be a delicious as well as healthful snack. There are various macaroni preparations that you may opt for. You may go for macaroni salad, boiled salted macaroni, macaroni and cheese, macaroni cooked with vegetables and many more macaroni preparations. The calorie content and nutritional value in macaroni differs based on the way it is prepared.
Macaroni is available in different shapes and the content of calories in this food item is also determined by this factor. For instance One cup of cooked small shell macaroni contains 162.15 calories. The total fat content in this kind of macaroni is 0.77 gram, carbohydrate content is 28.34 grams and protein content in it is 4.77 grams. Consuming 1 cup of cooked spiral shaped macaroni provides you around 188 calories. Total fat content in this is 0.90 grams, carbohydrate content is 37.98 grams and protein content is 6.39 grams. On the other hand, one cup of cooked elbow shaped macaroni contains around 197 calories, 37.98 grams of carbohydrates and 6.68 grams of protein.
Out of the 197 calories in one cup of cooked elbow shaped macaroni just 8 calories come from fat. Fat content in macaroni is very low. An equal serving of cooked elbow shaped macaroni contains only 0.93 gram of fat out of which 0.13 gram is saturated fat, 0.38 gram is polyunsaturated fat and 0.11 gram is monounsaturated fat.
Macaroni salad with tuna is also a popular option when it comes to macaroni. There are a total of 259.3 calories in macaroni salad with tuna out of which 69 calories come from fat. The total fat content in this macaroni preparation is 7.7 grams of which 1.2 grams are saturated fat, 4 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 2 grams are monounsaturated fat.
Macaroni and Cheese is another delicious macaroni preparation. 100 grams of macaroni and cheese cooked with milk has 173 calories.