Psyllium Husks are popular because of their high fiber and iron content. These are also preferred as there is no saturated fat content in them and they do not impact the cholesterol level. However, Psyllium husks do come with some amount of calories. You will find Psyllium husks from different brands in the market and the calorie content in each of these differs.
One tablespoon of Psyllium husks manufactured at Trader Joe’s weighing around 6 grams contains a total of 18 calories. The total sodium content in this Psyllium husk is 5 mg, total carbohydrate content in it is 5 grams and dietary fiber content is 4.5 grams.
There is no fat or protein content in these Psyllium husks. Psyllium husks available from Vitamin Shoppe are also quite popular. One tablespoon of Vitamin Shoppe Psyllium husks contains 15 calories and all these calories are obtained from carbohydrates. None of these calories come from either fat or protein. In fact the fat as well as protein content in these Psyllium husks is nil.
Now Foods also manufactures Psyllium husks. One tablespoon serving of Now Foods Psyllium husks contains a total of 45 calories and all these calories are obtained from carbohydrates. Psyllium Whole husks contain comparatively lesser number of calories in comparison to the Psyllium husks available from most brands. One tablespoon of Yerba Prime Psyllium Whole Husks contains 15 calories; all of which come from carbohydrates. The total carbohydrate content in an equal serving of Psyllium Whole Husks is 4.5 grams.
Now Foods also offers Psyllium Husk Powder which is also quite popular. One tablespoon of Psyllium Husk Powder available from Now Foods weighing around 9 grams contains 34 calories. It does not contain any fat or protein content. The carbohydrate content in this is 8 grams and 6.7 grams is dietary fiber content.