French Macarons are little round shaped sweets which are made by using icing sugar, granulated sugar and other ingredients. The reason why these are called French Macarons is because they originated in France. French macarons are available in a variety of flavors and colors and each has a different number of calories present in it. Many companies manufacture readymade macarons and a lot of bakeries and sweet shops sell this item all across the world. Let’s find out about the nutritional value of a French macaron.
Traders’ Joe is a famous company which produces many varieties of French Macarons. The Raspberry and Almond flavored Macaron made by this company is the favorite of many. 1 piece of this macaron weighs about 20 grams and contains 60 calories. Of these 60 calories, 6% of the calories come from total fat content, 10% of the calories are contributed by saturated fat content, 3% of these calories come from the cholesterol content and 2% comes from the total carbohydrate content.
Another 2% of the 60 calories is also contributed by dietary fiber present in these macarons. In terms of nutrition, these macarons are given a grade of C. The fact that these contain very little amount of sodium makes them healthy to eat. But on the other hand, high amount of saturated fat and very high amount of sugar makes them equally unhealthy.
President’s choice is another company which makes many variants of French Macarons. Its Blue Menu 100% Whole wheat pasta macaron is popular among many. 75 grams of these macarons contain 270 calories. Out of these, 2% come from total fat, 2% come from saturated fat, 18% come from total carbohydrates and 32% is contributed by dietary fiber content. These macarons may have high calories but they are associated with many good points like low sodium, low sugar, low saturated fat and high dietary fiber.