There is a variety of taco shells available in the market each of these kinds of taco shells have their own set of nutritional value as well as calorie content. Taco Shells can be prepared using different methods and the number of calories in these also differs based on this factor.
A medium sized baked taco shell around 5 inches in diameter contains 62 calories out of which 53% of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates, 42% calories come from fat and the remaining 5% calories come from proteins. The total fat content in it is 3.01 gram consisting of 0.432 gram of saturated fat content, 1.13 gram of polyunsaturated fat content and 1.188 gram of monounsaturated fat content. The total carbohydrate content in it is 8.3 grams, protein content is 0.96 gram, sodium content in it is 49 mg and potassium content is 24 mg.
Corn Taco Shells are also quite popular. A large corn taco shell contains a total of 98 calories out of which 52% of the calories come from carbohydrates. 42% calories come from fat and the remaining 6% calories are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal serving of corn taco shells is 4.75 grams, carbohydrate content in it is 13.1 grams and protein content in it is 1.51 grams.
Flour taco Shell tastes delectable and is also considered healthy. An average sized flour taco shell of around 7 inch diameter contains a total of 169 calories out of which 50% of the calories are obtained from fat, 43% calories come from carbohydrates and 7% are obtained from proteins.
When it comes to taco shells many people prefer opting for the Taco Shells available from Kroger. Two Kroger taco shells weighing around 22 grams contains a total of 100 calories out of which more than half of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates.