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Arepas Nutritional Facts

27 Jul

I was curious to know just how bad or good for you arepas are.   So I went ahead and did some calculations. According to the Harina PAN packaging Nutritional Facts, in 1 serving of 30 g. there is:

Calories 110
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0,5 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 2 g
Harina PAN & Arepa Nutritional Facts

Harina PAN & Arepa Nutritional Facts

So, if we do some math… ugh math… we can establish that (if you follow my recipe) we are using 1 cup of Harina PAN, which I measured out to be about 170 grams. Out of that I got about 4 arepas, so each arepa would contain about 42.5 grams of Harina Pan, in which with a simple cross-multiplication we can conclude that the nutritional information would be as follows (keep in mind this is just an estimate):

Serving = 1 Arepa of about 42.5 g. of Harina Pan + Water (without adding the salt)

Calories 156
Calories from Fat 7
Total Fat 0,7 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 4.25 g
Protein 2.83 g

For those of you in a Gluten Free diet or Low Sodium/Heart Healthy Diet, an arepa can be a healthier alternative to a sandwich, as long as you fill it with healthy fillings like some scrambled egg whites and other cheeses or meats you are allowed to eat.   For the low sodium diets, just don’t add salt to the mix before you prepare the dough.   And you can also use the Harina PAN to make empanadas, tortillas, hallaquitas, tamales and other similar products.

Also I think the arepas made in the Tostiarepa are about twice the size of the arepas I measured out here.

¡Buen Provecho!

***I just realized it took me 4 posts to cover everything about arepas.

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