Monday, February 08, 2010

Roar Tiger Roar!--Chinese New Year goodies calorie count

Have u started munching on the CNY goodies already? No? Come on.. u are obviously telling a lie : D

It's the time of the year again to toss out the diet plan and enjoy the good food. But before you put another piece of oily bak gua or pineapple tart into your mouth, you may wanna check out how much calories they contain per 100grams .........

Here is the calorie count for a 100g serving of 10 of the most popular Chinese New Year goodies.

As a reference point, a 30-year-old man who is 1.7m tall, weighs 67kg and leads a sedentary lifestyle, needs a daily calorie intake of 2,119 calories to maintain his current weight.

A 30-year-old woman who is 1.65m tall, weighs 54kg and who also leads a sedentary lifestyle, needs a daily calorie intake of 1,707 calories to do the same.

Roasted cashew nuts (salted)
Calorie count: 611
Prawn rolls
Calorie count: 506
Kueh lapis (layer cake)
Calorie count: 490
Pork bak kwa (barbecued pork)
Calorie count: 410
Love letters
Calorie count: 430.8
White Rabbit candy
Calorie count: 412.5
Kueh bangkit (tapioca flour cookie)
Calorie count: 383.3
Melon seeds
Calorie count: 258
Kueh baulu (mini sponge cake)
Calorie count: 377.8
Pineapple tarts
Calorie count: 410

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Source: Magdalin Cheong, chief dietitian & senior manager of dietetic and food services, Changi General Hospital, and

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