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Calories in Gravy
Nutrition Data & Information

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Calories in Gravy

While it's often frowned upon, gravy isn't as deadly to the daily diet as hyped. A serving of onion gravy contains a tiny twenty calories per 1/4 cup - and that's quite a generous serving. Au Jus is a skinny ten kcals per serving.

The recipes prepared with milk or cream will of course be higher in caloric content. And those home recipes will also be higher as oil, bacon grease, animal drippings or shortening is often used as a base.

At least, when the store brand is used - it will let you know the number of calories and fat contained therein. In homemade versions, it's a guess.

Gravy Based on 1/4 Cup Serving Size

Calorie Content

Au Jus Gravy

10

Beef Gravy-Canned

31

Brown Gravy

19

Chicken Gravy-Canned

47

Mushroom Gravy

30

Onion Gravy

20

Red Eye Gravy

35

Turkey Gravy

30

The Salt Factor

If you purchase your gravy in a can or jar, be sure to look at the sodium content found on the nutrition label.

Why does this matter?

For starters, excess sodium is taxing on the body's circulatory system and major organs like the kidneys. It can also increase blood pressure. If an individual has a particular health ailment such as kidney disease or heart disease - or existing high blood pressure, then excess sodium in the daily diet is only going to worsen those conditions, making it more challenging for the body to function.

Secondly, there is evil hip bloat to consider. Excess salt in the daily diet can cause false weight gain as it retains water within the body.

The Fat Factor

Unfortunately, the fat content can be extreme - particularly with the homemade recipe. One small can contains close to 20 total fat grams with most of the fats being the unhealthy types of lipids.

Calories in Chicken Gravy, Nutrition Data & Information

Nutrition Facts: Chicken Gravy Units 100 Grams 1 Cup 1 Can, 298 Grams
Energy, Caloric Values kcal 79 188 235
Protein g 1.93 4.59 5.75
Total lipid (fat) g 5.71 13.59 17.02
Carbohydrate, by difference g 5.42 12.90 16.15
Fiber, total dietary g 0.4 1.0 1.2
Sugars, total g 0.78 1.86 2.32
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 20 48 60
Iron, Fe mg 0.47 1.12 1.40
Magnesium, Mg mg 2 5 6
Phosphorus, P mg 29 69 86
Potassium, K mg 109 259 325
Sodium, Na mg 424 1009 1264
Zinc, Zn mg 0.80 1.90 2.38
Vitamins
Vitamin C mg 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thiamin mg 0.017 0.040 0.051
Riboflavin mg 0.043 0.102 0.128
Niacin mg 0.443 1.054 1.320
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.010 0.024 0.030
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 2 5 6
Vitamin B-12 g 0.10 0.24 0.30
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 1 2 3
Vitamin A, IU IU 3 7 9
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.13 0.31 0.39
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) g 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0 0 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) g 0.2 0.5 0.6
Lipids
Saturated Fat g 1.410 3.356 4.202
Monounsaturated Fat g 2.550 6.069 7.599
Polyunsaturated Fat g 1.500 3.570 4.470
Cholesterol mg 2 5 6

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