Nougat - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Nougat consists of 22% fat, 7% protein, 64% carbs, 4% fiber and 1% water. Nougat has 487 calories per 100g, that is 111% higher than other foods in Sweets. In total 41% of the calories in Nougat are from fat, 6% from protein and 53% from carbohydrates.

  • High Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 70
  • High in carbs 32.0g carbohydrates per portion of 50g
  • High Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 22.4
  • High in iron Covers 0.2% of Iron RDA per portion
  • High in magnesium Covers 0.1% of Magnesium RDA per portion
  • High in potassium Covers 0.1% of Potassium RDA per portion

Can you eat Nougat for a low carb diet?

With 32g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 22.4 in a portion of 50g, Nougat should be avoided for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Nougat contains high amounts of Fructose, is Gluten free and has a high amount of Lactose .

Nougat: nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
avg Sweets[1]
Calories (kcal) 487.0 437.8
Fat (g) 22.0 16.9
Protein (g) 7.0 6.7
Carbohydrates (g) 64.0 61.5
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 64.0 61.5
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 61.5
Fibers (g) 4.3 3.8
Sodium (mg) 20.0 71.4
Water (g) 1.0 4.9
[1] average of Sweets

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (50g) of Nougat contains:

  • 243.5 Calories
  • 11.0g of Fat
  • 3.5g of Protein
  • and 32.0g of Carbs
  • 10.0mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 45.0mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.1% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.6mg of Zinc - 0.1% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 2.3mg of Iron - 0.2% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 250.0mg of Potassium - 0.1% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • No Vitamin C
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Nougat you get

  • 0.11 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Sweets have on average 0.11g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 0.34 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Sweets 0.28g)
  • 0.07 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Sweets 0.06g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Nougat?

per 100g
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 0.3
Vitamin E (mg) 8.0 1.7
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.2 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.2 0.1
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 30.0 12.2
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.1
Retinol (μg) 0.0 11.0
beta-Carotene (μg) 10.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Nougat rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (50g) for Nougat of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Nougat

per 100g
Magnesium (mg) 90.0 76.6
Zinc (mg) 1.1 1.1
Sodium (mg) 20.0 71.4
Calcium (mg) 60.0 70.0
Iron (mg) 4.5 3.9
Potassium (mg) 500.0 402.8
Phosphorus (mg) 145.0 162.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Nougat high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Nougat we looked at the portion size (50g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Nougat

64.0% of Nougat are carbs, per serving of 50g that makes 32.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Monosaccharides (g) 64.0 44.8
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 16.6
Total carbs (g) 64.0 61.5
[1] average of Sweets

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Nougat?

The Glycemic Index of Nougat is 70, which would be considered as high. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 22.4 and can be regarded as high.

Allergens in Nougat

  • is Gluten free
  • has a high amount of Lactose
  • high amounts of Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Nougat

Of the 22.0g total fat per 100g in Nougat, 2.6g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 2.1g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 16.9g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.