Puffed rice cake - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Puffed rice cake consists of 2% fat, 7% protein, 83% carbs, 2% fiber and 5% water. Puffed rice cake has 394 calories per 100g, that is 90% lower than other foods in Sweets. In total 5% of the calories in Puffed rice cake are from fat, 7% from protein and 84% from carbohydrates.

  • High Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 85
  • High in carbs 41.5g carbohydrates per portion of 50g
  • High Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 35.3

Can you eat Puffed rice cake for a low carb diet?

With 41.5g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 35.3 in a portion of 50g, Puffed rice cake should be avoided for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Puffed rice cake contains low amounts of Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Puffed rice cake: nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Puffed rice cake
avg Sweets[1]
Calories (kcal) 394.0 437.8
Fat (g) 2.0 16.9
Protein (g) 7.0 6.7
Carbohydrates (g) 83.0 61.5
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0.0 61.5
Polysaccharides (g) 83.0 61.5
Fibers (g) 2.0 3.8
Sodium (mg) 3.0 71.4
Water (g) 5.0 4.9
[1] average of Sweets

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (50g) of Puffed rice cake contains:

  • 197.0 Calories
  • 1.0g of Fat
  • 3.5g of Protein
  • and 41.5g of Carbs
  • 1.5mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 12.5mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.0% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.5mg of Zinc - 0.1% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 0.6mg of Iron - 0.0% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 55.0mg of Potassium - 0.0% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • No Vitamin C
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Puffed rice cake you get

  • 0.08 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.
  • 0.02 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Sweets 0.28g)
  • 0.02 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Sweets 0.06g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Puffed rice cake?

per 100g
Puffed rice cake
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 0.3
Vitamin E (mg) 0.2 1.7
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 20.0 12.2
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.1
Retinol (μg) 0.0 11.0
beta-Carotene (μg) 0.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Puffed rice cake rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (50g) for Puffed rice cake 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 Puffed rice cake

per 100g
Puffed rice cake
Magnesium (mg) 25.0 76.6
Zinc (mg) 1.0 1.1
Sodium (mg) 3.0 71.4
Calcium (mg) 5.0 70.0
Iron (mg) 1.1 3.9
Potassium (mg) 110.0 402.8
Phosphorus (mg) 100.0 162.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Puffed rice cake high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Puffed rice cake 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 Puffed rice cake

83.0% of Puffed rice cake are carbs, per serving of 50g that makes 41.5g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Puffed rice cake
Monosaccharides (g) 0.0 44.8
Polysaccharides (g) 83.0 16.6
Total carbs (g) 83.0 61.5
[1] average of Sweets

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Puffed rice cake?

The Glycemic Index of Puffed rice cake is 85, which would be considered as high. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 35.3 and can be regarded as high.

Allergens in Puffed rice cake

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

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Puffed rice cake

Of the 2.0g total fat per 100g in Puffed rice cake, 0.5g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 0.8g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 0.6g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.

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