# Test Your Knowledge of Calorie Values

Calorie counting can be a bore and it isn’t necessary once you become familiar with the values making up your low calorie meals.

Until then, it can be useful to get to know roughly how many calories you are consuming; and to understand that some of the foods you may think are very low in calories are not necessarily so.

You can put your knowledge of calories to the test here.

As near as possible the calorie values given are for individual items of food, or for a 28 grams (1 ounce) portion. Make your choice from the three possible answers given and give yourself two points for every one you get right.

#### Calorie Values for Fruit

- 1 Apple - A: 65 B: 80 C: 50
- 2 Kiwi Fruit - A: 40 B: 25 C: 55
- 3 Honeydew Melon - A: 20 B: 8 C: 14
- 4 Fresh Pineapple - A: 14 B 35 C: 22
- 5 Strawberries - A: 18 B: 25 C: 8
- 6 Medium banana - A: 68 B: 90 C: 75

#### Vegetables

- 1 Carrot - A: 18 B: 14: C 6
- 2 Cauliflower - A: 22 B: 8 C: 16
- 3 Courgette - A: 10 B: 16: C: 5
- 4 Mushrooms - A: 3: B: 12 C: 8
- 5 Potatoes, boiled - A: 40 B: 32 C: 20
- 6 Spinach - A: 12 B: 7 C: 16
- 7 Peppers - A: 7 B: 3 C: 15

#### Staples

- 1 Long grain white rice - A: 55 B: 98 C: 66
- 2 Brown Basmati rice - A: 99 B: 76 C: 60
- 3 Cous cous - A: 80 B: 100 C: 70
- 4 Pasta - A: 78: B: 84 C: 98
- 5 Egg noodles - A: 64 B: 109 C: 88

#### Bread Products

- 1 Brown bread (1 medium slice) - A: 35: B 58 C: 74
- 2 Bagel (medium) - A: 90 B: 215 C: 150
- 3 Baguette (small) - A: 200 B: 126 C: 144
- 4 Croissant (small) - A: 95 B: 180 C: 210
- 5 Granary bread (1 medium slice) - A: 55 B: 83 C: 77
- 6 Naan bread (large) - A: 538 B: 246 C: 420

#### Shelled Nuts

- 1 Almonds - A: 170 B: 88 C: 110
- 2 Cashews - A: 218 B: 163 C: 99
- 3 Pistachios - A: 190 B: 171 C: 124
- 4 Peanuts (roasted, salted) - A: 181 B: 78 C: 98

#### Meat and Poultry

- 1 Bacon (1 rasher ) - A: 77 B: 54 C: 38
- 2 Fillet steak - A: 82 B: 54 C: 69
- 3 Pork - A: 42 B: 74 C: 58
- 4 Chicken - A: 54 B: 42 C: 38
- 5 Turkey - A: 43 B: 50 C: 33
- 6 Parma ham - A: 29 B: 58 C: 40
- 7 Chorizo - A: 46 B: 87 C: 62

#### Fish

- 1 Trout - A: 37 B: 48 C: 26

#### How Well Did You Do?

The answers to each question are below. Give yourself 2 points for each correct answer and check your score out of a possible 80.Anything above 60 shows you have a really good knowledge of calories and probably keep a check on products and their health giving properties.

Even at 40-60 points you are no slouch in the food department but maybe found a few answers to surprise you.

At 20-40 you may want to know a bit more before you start your low calorie shopping, but you can always read the packets!

Below 20, is there a chance that you know more than you admit, but can’t bring yourself to face up to the calories in some of your favourite foods?

#### Answers

- Fruit - 1 C; 2 B; 3 B; 4 A; 5 C; 6 B
- Vegetables - 1 C; 2 B; 3 C; 4 A; 5 C; 6 B; 7 A
- Staples - 1 B; 2 A; 3 B; 4 C ; 5 B
- Bread Products - 1 C; 2 B; 3 C; 4 B; 5 B; 6 A
- Shelled Nuts - 1 A; 2 B; 3 B; 4 A
- Meat and Poultry - 1 A; 2 B; 3 A; 4 B; 5 C; 6 B; 7 B
- Fish - 1 A; 2 B; 3 C; 4 C; 5 A