Cloud Cakes Nutrition Facts Danish Pastries
Container Size Family Size Container Size Family Size
Serving Size 1 cake (43g) Serving Size1 pastry (57 g)
Servings per container 10 Servings per container 6
Per Serving% Daily Value* Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 150 Calories 230
Calories from fat 35 Calories from fat 90
Total Fat 4g 6% Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5% Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20 mg 7 % Cholesterol 5 mg 2 %
Sodium 150 mg 6 % Sodium 180 mg 8%
Carbohydrates 28 g 9% Carbohydrates 32 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 0g 0 % Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 17 g Sugars 16 g
Protein 21 g Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 0 % · Vitamin C 0 % Vitamin A 8% · Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 0 % · Iron 2 % Calcium 10% · Iron 4%
Answers: These facts are based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Serving Size: one cup pastry and one cake.
Calories: The danish has 80 calories more than the cloud cake. If you are watching calories this can be important
Cloud cake has less calories
If you are interested in how many calories you should consume to maintain your weight, lose weigh, or gain weight the following site can help: http://www.calorieking.com/interactive-tools/how-many-calories-should-you-eat/?ref=nav
The following site will give you calorie guidelines as well: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/estimated-calorie-requirement
Sugar: The cloud cake has 17 grams which equals 4 ¼ tsps. The danish has 16 grams which equals 4 tsps.
The danish has less sugar According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:
Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
Fiber: The cloud cake has 0 grams and the danish has 1 gram.
The danish has more fiber.
How much fiber should we eat? Toddlers age 1-3 years should get 19 grams of fiber each day and children 4-8 years should get 25 grams of fiber a day. Older boys age 9-13 years should get 31 grams and teen boys age 14-18 years should get 38 grams per day. Older girls and teens should get 26 grams of fiber a day. Women need 25 grams per day and men should get 38 grams per day.
Sodium: The danish has 30 mg more than the cake .
Cloud cake has less sodium
How much sodium should we limit our intake to? Between the ages of 1 and 3, an adequate intake of sodium is 1,000 milligrams per day. For children aged 4 to 8, the adequate intake increases to 1,200 milligrams. This increases further, peaking at 1,500 milligrams per day for children between the ages of 9 years old and up. Adults are healthiest when they limit sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams a day. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/much-sodium-child-require-3815.html
Fat: The danish has 90 calories from fat. 10 grams being from total fat and 4grams of saturated fat. The cake has 35 calories are from fat 4 grams from total fat and 1 gram from saturated fat.
Cloud cake had less fat
For young kids, especially, fat and cholesterol play important roles in brain development. And for those under 2 years old, fat should not be restricted. Children ages 1 to 3 years should eat a varied diet with about 30% to 35% of calories coming from fat. For ages 4 to 18 years, the recommendations are about 25% to 35% of calories.
The Institute of Medicine recommends adults consume between 20 to 35 percent of their daily calories from fat. Fat provides 9 calories per gram. For example, you’d need 36 to 62 grams of fat when consuming a 1,600-calorie diet per day, 44 to 78 grams if eating a 2,000-calorie diet per day and 58 to 101 grams of fat when consuming 2,600 calories per day. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, adult men need between 2,000 to 3,000 calories daily, while women require 1,600 to 2,400 calories daily to maintain a healthy weight. Specific calorie needs are based on your size and activity level. Based on these guidelines, limit your saturated fat intake to 18 grams or less when consuming 1,600 calories per day, 22 grams if you eat 2,000 calories per day, and 29 grams or less when consuming 2,600 calories per day. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/ideally-many-grams-fat-should-consume-daily-5501.html Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
Which item is healthier for you? I listed and highlighted the healthier item as it was discussed. Are you watching your sugar, fat, fiber, sodium, calories or every one of these? Are you measuring the item for a serving size? If you didn't actually use a measuring cup then don't assume that your calculations of the nutrition facts are what you consumed. I have given you the daily guidelines for sugar, fiber, fat and sodium and beneath each item I posted my source. I have provided a web link for calories that should be consumed for your lifestyle and age, as well as a calorie tool site.
Read your food labels and stay healthy!
Phyllis Ann Fortier, RN