Calories in a Banana

Banana’s are a versatile fruit. On its own, its good for an energy boost. A single Banana can give a nice energy boost when you feel sapped. It is even useful for the gym goer. Taken prior to a workout, there are just enough calories in a Banana for a pre-workout boost. It is a healthy super food.

In terms of nutrition, Bananas are low in the Saturated Fats, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese and a very good source of Vitamin B6. There are also high levels of Potassium (422mg in a Medium Banana), providing as much as 12% of your daily requirement. You can also see the Protein in a Banana, Carbs in a Banana or the Fat in a Banana.

Before I discuss recipes and other uses, here is a table of Banana calories. [Read more…]

Calories in an Apple

See the table below for the calories in an Apple and other nutritional information such as the fat, protein and carbohydrate content. The values are for a serving size of 100g. This is the best way of judging the calories for an Apple when sizes can vary so dramatically from country to country. All you need to do is weigh it and you have an immediate comparison.

These values are averages and should be used as estimates. In addition, remember that these values can and will go up based on whatever method of preperation. When counting calories always underestimate the calories and overestimate the potion sizes. I take the total calories per meal and round it up. For example: My last meal clocked in at 343 calories. I round it up and count the meal as 400 Calories. Why? Unlesss you weigh each individual item, chances are you will underestimate the potion size.

When it comes to Apple nutrition, the good news is that Apples are very low in Cholesterol, Sodium and Saturated Fat. It is also a good source of Vitamin C and Dietary Fiber. The bad news on the other hand is that most of the calories in an Apple come from sugar. See these posts for Carbs in an Apple, Protein in an Apple and Fat in an Apple.

Nutritional breakdown of a Raw Apple

Apples with Skin Fat(g) Carbs(g) Prot(g) Calories
Popular Serving Sizes
1 small 0.18 14.64 0.28 55
1 medium 0.23 19.06 0.36 72
1 large 0.36 29.28 0.55 110
Standard Serving Sizes
1 oz 0.05 3.92 0.07 15
100 grams 0.17 13.81 0.26 52
1 cup chopped 0.21 17.26 0.32 65
1 cup slices 0.19 15.19 0.29 57
Apples without Skin Fat(g) Carbs(g) Prot(g) Calories
Popular Serving Sizes
1/2 medium 0.08 8.17 0.17 31
1 medium 0.17 16.33 0.35 61
Standard Serving Sizes
1 oz 0.04 3.62 0.08 14
100 grams 0.13 12.76 0.27 48
1 cup slices 0.14 14.04 0.30 53
Other Common Suggestions Fat(g) Carbs(g) Prot(g) Calories
1 cup Apple Chips 6.06 20.64 0.29 129
1 Apple Croissant 4.96 21.15 4.22 145
1 cup Apple Juice 0.27 28.97 0.15 117
1 piece Apple Pie 19.38 57.50 3.72 411
1 piece Apple Strudel 7.95 29.18 2.34 195
1 Baked Apple 0.27 42.42 0.43 162
1 cup Applesauce 0.46 50.77 0.46 194
1 Apple Fritter 3.91 5.54 1.03 61
1 Sugar-Apple 0.72 59.10 5.15 235
1 Apple Turnover 14.78 35.75 2.98 285
1 Candied Apple 3.62 51.74 2.28 234