Caramel, is a beige to dark-brown confectionery product made by heating a variety of sugars.
- It can be used as a flavoring in puddings and desserts, as a filling in bonbons, or as a topping for ice cream and custard.
Since obesity is so prevalent in both adults and children in the United States, many people count the calories that they eat every day. According to the nutritional database CalorieKing.com, one piece of caramel candy has about 39 calories. Eating one caramel candy is usually not enough to satisfy a person’s sweet tooth, however. A serving of five caramel candies has about 195 calories.
There are approximately 7.8 g of carbohydrates in each small caramel candy, according to CalorieKing.com. Carbohydrates provide necessary energy for the body, but not all carbohydrates are healthy. Complex carbohydrates, which come from unrefined foods like apples and brown rice, are full of vitamins and minerals. Refined carbohydrates like caramels are mostly full of sugar and provide very little fiber, vitamins or minerals.
Potassium is a mineral that helps to regulate water retention in the body. It also allows for muscle contraction and the reduction of high blood pressure. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that adults need about 2,000 mg of potassium every day. A small caramel has about 21.6 mg of potassium, according to CalorieKing.com. The potassium content in caramel candies is one of the few health benefits that they have.
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Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caramel