Calories in Chinese Food
Chinese takeaways and readymeals are a fairly inexpensive and convenient way to get a substantial and tasty meal, but unfortunately they're not always very healthy.
Some Chinese meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Our handy chart gives you the lowdown on how many calories are in a selection of Chinese food products.
Bean Sprouts, Cooked, Chinese, Sainsbury's
Calories in 100g of bean sprouts:
With the lowest calories per 100g in our list of favourites, plain beansprouts are a healthy Chinese option.
Calories in a serving (150g) of bean sprouts: 92kcal
Beef in Black Bean Sauce, Chinese Takeaway, Sainsbury's
Calories in 100g of Chinese beef:
Beef in black bean sauce comes in relatively high in calories per serving, and is the highest in our list.
Calories in a serving (386g) of beef in black bean sauce: 432kcal
Chicken and Cashew Nuts, Chinese, Sainsbury's
Calories in 100g of Chinese chicken:
A slightly better option calorie-wise, chicken and cashew nuts actually has the second lowest calories per 100g.
Calories in a serving (350g) of chicken and cashew nuts: 343kcal
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Chicken Balls, Chinese, Marks & Spencer
Calories in 100g of chicken balls:
This item has the highest calories per 100g,and while 1 ball looks like a low 45 calories, an average serving of just 10 balls gives you 450 calories! It's got the highest percentage of carbs and fat too due to the batter and sweet sauce.
Calories in a chicken ball (16g): 45kcal
Egg Fried Rice, Chinese Takeaway, Tesco
Calories in 100g of fried rice:
Probably the most popular Chinese side dish, egg fried rice will cost you 250 calories, and as you normally eat this with something else, be careful what you add as the calories soon mount up. For example, a serving of rice with beansprouts and black bean sauce will give you nearly 800 calories.
Calories in a serving (200g) of egg fried rice: 250kcal
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