Jaffa Cakes, with that perfect combination of sponge cake, orange and chocolate, taste almost too good to be true. With all of that taste we think you are going to be amazed by the very low number of calories in a Jaffa Cake. So here, without further ado, we are going to tell you about Jaffa Cakes calories and nutrition.
Can you guess how many calories are in a Jaffa Cake? Well it’s certainly a lot less than the calories in a normal cake or biscuit. One Jaffa Cake contains just 45 calories. That’s just 375 calories per 100g. So how can you burn calories from Jaffa cakes? Calories can be burnt easily. The number of calories in a Jaffa Cake is the same number of calories burned in just ten minutes of brisk walking.
When we talk about calories in food, we really mean kilocalories. One kilocalorie is 1000 calories, when a calorie is the amount of energy that you would need to heat up one gram of water by one degree centigrade. So food calories are all about how much energy you are giving your body and the activity or exercise that your body could do with that energy.
Now to the other nutrition facts: It’s already obvious that if you are a calorie counter, on a diet and trying to reduce your weight, or just concerned about your health and fitness, Jaffa Cakes are a good way to have a tasty treat that is low in calories. But the other great thing about the nutrition facts for Jaffa Cakes is that one Jaffa Cake contains just one gram of fat! That’s just 1.5% of the recommended daily intake for fat for an adult.
Just a bit more nutrition information to go: In one Jaffa Cake there are 8.4 grams of carbohydrates, that’s 70 grams of carbs per 100 grams of Jaffa Cakes. And Jaffa Cakes also have protein: 0.5 grams per Jaffa Cake. The last of these important nutrition facts is the about the fibre. Jaffa cakes have 2 grams of fibre per 100 grams.