Diabetic sweets – Nutritional value in Fruit Cake

Nutritional value in sweets -Fruit cake

Full of dry fruits, nuts, and spices, fruit cakes are enjoyed during the holiday season. It is a diabetic sweet with loads of fruit, and spices like cinnamon that is known to control blood sugar levels. And since fruit cakes are rich, one can consume it without any condiments.     

Fruit cakes generally contain ingredients like orange juice or orange peel, lemon peel, pineapple, dates, apricots, figs, cherries, dates, and raisins.  Nuts like walnuts, almonds, pecans, and pine nuts are broken and added. Spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg enhance the taste profile.

You can include fruit cakes in your diabetes diet chart by reducing the usage of prunes, apricots, and dates as they are high in sugar content.   

Calories in Fruit Cake (100 gm.)

Calories480.27 Kcal
Protein6.29 gm.
Fat2.58 gm.
Saturated Fat19.12 gm.
Carbohydrate49.42 gm.
Fiber0.97 gm.
Sodium32.85 mg.
Potassium145 mg.
Calcium25.85 mg.
Iron1.42 mg.
Zinc0.56 mg.

Vitamins in Fruit Cake (100 gm.)

Vitamin A51.1 μg.
Vitamin B20.07 mg.
Vitamin B60.07 mg.
Vitamin B919.39 μg.
Vitamin C0.13 mg.
Vitamin D21.85 μg.
Vitamin D30.22 μg.
Carotenoids117.87 μg.