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Hot dog - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

Hot dog consist of 10% fat, 9% protein, 26% carbs, 1.8% fiber and 50% water. With 236 of calories per 100g it's 102% higher than other foods in Meat dishes. In total 38.14% of the calories in Hot dog come from fat, 15.25% from protein and 44.07% from carbohydrates.

With 32.5g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 27.6 in a portion of 125g, Hot dog should be avoided for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. It contains low amounts of Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Quick facts

  • high GI
  • high carb
  • high GL
  • low Fructose
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • high Vitamin B1

Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Hot dog
Calories (kcal) 236 232.4
Fat (g) 10 15.9
Protein (g) 9 17.3
Carbohydrates (g) 26 4.6
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 3 4.6
Polysaccharides (g) 23 4.6
Fibers (g) 1.8 0.3
Water (g) 50 58.5
[1] average of Meat dishes

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (125g) contains

  • 295 Calories
  • 12.5g of Fat
  • 11.25g of Protein
  • and 32.5g of Carbs
  • 25mg of Magnesium, that covers 7.81% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 1.125mg of Zinc - 11.25% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 1.5mg of Iron - 12.5% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 200mg of Potassium - 5% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 10mg of Vitamin C - 9.52% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • 0.5mg of Vitamin B12 - 16.67% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

For every gram of carbs in Hot dog you get

  • 0.35 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Meat dishes have on average 3.76g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 0.38 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Meat dishes 3.46g)
  • 0.07 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Meat dishes 0.07g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Hot dog?

per 100g
Hot dog
Vitamin C (mg) 8 5.1
Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 0.5
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.17 0.3
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.11 0.2
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1 0.2
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 20 19.9
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.4 2.6
Retinol (μg) 0 517.4
beta-Carotene (μg) 50 32.4
[1] average of Meat dishes

Rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (125g) for Hot dog of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male

Minerals in Hot dog

per 100g
Hot dog
Magnesium (mg) 20 20.9
Zinc (mg) 0.9 2.2
Sodium (mg) 870 562
Calcium (mg) 30 21.7
Iron (mg) 1.2 1.8
Potassium (mg) 160 234.9
Phosphorus (mg) 110 152.1
[1] average of Meat dishes

High in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Hot dog we looked at the portion size (125g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male


26% of Hot dog are carbs, per serving (125g) that is 32.5g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Hot dog
Monosaccharides (g) 3 0.3
Polysaccharides (g) 23 4.3
Total carbs (g) 26 4.6
[1] average of Meat dishes

How high is the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Hot dog?

The Glycemic Index of Hot dog is 85, which would be considered as high. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 27.6 and can be regarded as high.

Allergens in Hot dog

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • low amounts of Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol

Of the 10g total fat per 100g, 3.8g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 1.2g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 4.4g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 19mg.