Various kinds of sauces are used to enhance the taste of different food items. Adding sauces to different food items also increases their calorie content. Sauces are prepared from different fruits and vegetables and the calorie content in these differs from each other. The calorie content of few of the popular sauces is given here in this article.
Apple sauce is quite delicious and adds taste to different foods. The calorie content in sweetened apple sauce is different from that of the unsweetened apple sauce. While one cup of sweetened apple sauce contains 194 calories on the other hand one cup of unsweetened apple sauce has 105 calories. The carbohydrate content in one cup of naturally sweetened apple sauce is 50 grams and dietary fiber content in an equal serving of apple sauce is 3 grams.
Pasta Sauce is used to enhance the taste of different pasta and macaroni dishes. Alfredo a popular White pasta sauce contains as many as 996 calories per cup. Pasta is also cooked with meat sauces which are low in calories. Half a cup of meat sauce has 70 calories which is quite low. Meat sauces also offer protein content.
Red curry sauce which is prepared with red chilies, coconut milk and certain spices also adds taste to different dishes. One fourth cup of red curry sauce has 80 calories out of which 50 calories come from fat, 26 calories come from carbohydrates and just 4 calories come from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of Red sauce is 6 gram out of which 3.5 grams are saturated fat. It contains 7 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein.
Tomato sauce which is considered to be one of the most popular sauces offers lesser calorie content as compared to its counterparts mentioned above. One cup of canned tomato sauce contains 78 calories out of which only 5 calories come from fat.