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The following chart shows you the calories per gram of Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat and Alcohol contained in a variety of foods. The data makes it clear that although the official AOAC approved “4-4-9” method of calculating calories is simple, it is also a crude calculation method.

Food ItemProteinCarbsFatAlcohol
Baked Beans with Pork, Tomato Sauce3.504.008.80-
Baked Beans with Tomato Sauce3.404.008.40-
Barley3.553.958.37-
Beans3.474.078.37-
Beans, Refried3.504.108.90-
Beef Tongue4.274.119.02-
Beef4.27-9.02-
Beef, Processed4.273.68 - 3.879.02-
Beer3.874.128.376.93
Beet Sugar-3.87--
Breakfast cereals1.82 - 3.822.80 - 4.168.37 - 8.80-
Brown Rice3.41 - 3.824.12 - 4.168.37-
Buckwheat3.373.788.37-
Bulgur Wheat3.593.788.37-
Butter4.273.878.79-
Cane Sugar-3.87--
Carbonated Soft Drinks3.363.878.37-
Cellophane3.474.078.37-
Chili with Beans3.504.008.70-
Chocolate1.831.338.37-
Chow Mein Noodles3.934.128.93-
Cocoa1.831.338.37-
Coffee3.474.078.37-
Food ItemProteinCarbsFatAlcohol
Corn Bran1.822.358.30 - 8.37-
Corn flour2.733.958.37-
Corn grits2.734.038.37-
CornMeal, Degermed3.464.168.37-
Couscous4.054.128.37-
Egg Noodles3.934.098.41-
Egg Noodles, Spinach3.884.088.41-
Eggs4.363.689.02-
Farina4.054.128.37-
Fish4.27-9.02-
Flours (average of Corn, Rice, Wheat)2.96 - 4.043.78 - 4.128.37-
French Fried Potatoes2.804.008.80-
Fruit - Flavored Drinks3.363.908.37-
Fruits, Canned3.363.60 - 3.788.37-
Fruits, Raw3.362.48 - 3.608.37-
Lemonade3.363.808.37-
Limeade3.363.808.37-
Long Rice Noodles3.474.078.37-
Macaroni, Regular3.914.128.37-
Macaroni, Vegetable3.864.118.37-
Macaroni, Whole wheat3.593.788.37-
Milk and Milk Products4.273.878.79-
Millet3.874.128.37-
Mushrooms2.623.488.37-
Nuts3.474.078.37-
Food ItemProteinCarbsFatAlcohol
Oat Bran1.822.358.30 - 8.37-
Peas3.474.078.37-
Pork4.273.68 - 3.879.02-
Potato Salad3.604.008.90-
Potatoes2.783.488.37-
Poultry4.273.879.02-
Processed meats4.273.68 - 3.879.02-
Quinoa3.474.078.37-
Rice & Pasta w/Seasonings3.874.148.37-
Rice Bran1.822.358.30 - 8.37-
Rice, Brown3.414.128.37-
Rice, White3.824.168.37-
Rye3.233.998.37-
Semolina4.054.128.37-
Shellfish4.274.119.02-
Soba Noodles3.373.788.37-
Somen Noodles3.914.128.37-
Sorghum0.914.038.37-
Soy Bean Flour3.474.078.37-
Soy Beans3.474.078.37-
Spaghetti, Regular3.914.128.37-
Spaghetti, Vegetable3.864.118.37-
Spaghetti, Whole wheat3.593.788.37-
Food ItemProteinCarbsFatAlcohol
Spouted Wheat3.593.788.37-
Tea, Unsweetened (all)2.443.57 - 3.808.37-
Tomato Sauce2.603.708.40-
Triticale3.323.828.37-
Vegetables (average of all)2.443.578.37-
Wheat (except Whole Wheat)4.054.128.37-
Wheat Bran1.822.358.30 - 8.37-
Wheat Germ3.593.788.37-
Whiskey-4.12-6.93
White Rice3.41 - 3.824.12 - 4.168.37-
Whole wheat3.593.788.37-
Whole Wheat3.593.788.37-
Wild Rice3.553.958.37-
Wine3.363.928.376.93
Zucchini2.003.708.40-
Food ItemProteinCarbsFatAlcohol

This topic updated 06/24/2015

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