The number of calories in Salsify varies based on its method of preparation as well as the quantity of the vegetable. The calorie content in raw Salsify is different from that of cooked Salsify. The method in which it is cooked also determines the calorie content for instance boiled Salsify would have different number of calories, fried would have different, similarly the calorie content in steamed, baked and grilled Salsify would differ from each other.
The calorie content in cooked Salsify also differs based on the kind of oil used and the spices added to the vegetable. Tinned Salsify is also available in the market and the calorie content and nutritional value in this varies from other forms of Salsify.
Salsify which is a root vegetable is usually compared to artichokes, asparagus and oysters. 100 grams of cooked Salsify has 68 calories while the calorie content in 100 grams of tinned Salsify has greater amount of calories. An equal quantity of tinned Salsify has 2.2 grams of proteins, the carbohydrate content in 100 grams of tinned Salsify is 4.1 grams, fat content in tinned Salsify is 0.2 grams and Fiber content is 8 grams. There is 560 mg of Sodium, 238 mg of Potassium and 2.5 mg Vitamin E present in 100 grams of tinned Salsify. The protein content in 100 grams cooked Salsify is 2.6 grams, carbohydrate content is 4.9 grams, 0.4 grams is the fat content and 9 grams of fiber. The sodium content in 100 grams of Salify is 18 grams, potassium content in an equal amount of Salsify is 263 mg, and Vitamin E is 3 mg.
Salsify has great nutritional value. It has high fiber content and is low in calories. It helps in promoting natural bowel movements and other health benefits which makes it a great food option for people of all ages.