Sticky Toffee Pudding can be a great dessert with its rich and sweet decadent finish. But, for the health conscious, an awareness of the nutritional information is also important. Indulging in sweets can have an impact on diet, health, and overall feelings of well-being.
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The calories in the pudding can vary. Store bought products may contain as few as 332 calories while a homemade recipe can get as high as 441 calories. About one-third of all of those calories come from fat.
Pudding purchased at the store seems to be healthier with only 14g of fat compared to 19.8 grams. The homemade pudding has twice as much saturated fats with 12.2 grams, an equal amount of polyunsaturated fats, about 1 gram, and slightly more mono-saturated fats 5.3 grams instead of 4.1 grams.
Cholesterol and Sodium
Comparing the purchased to homemade puddings there is a difference in amounts of cholesterol being consumed, 49 mg. homemade, to 81 mg. purchased. However, there is significantly more sodium, 315 mg. homemade, compared to 235mg. purchased.
The store purchased pudding has fewer carbs, particularly sugars, than the homemade recipe calls for. There are 45g. in the purchased pudding, as opposed to 65.2g. in the homemade recipe. But for sugars there are 34 grams in the purchased variety, far fewer than the 50.4 grams in the homemade recipe. The sugars can be a big deal for people trying to watch their glycemic levels.
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