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.)

Calories 480.27 Kcal
Protein 6.29 gm.
Fat 2.58 gm.
Saturated Fat 19.12 gm.
Carbohydrate 49.42 gm.
Fiber 0.97 gm.
Sodium 32.85 mg.
Potassium 145 mg.
Calcium 25.85 mg.
Iron 1.42 mg.
Zinc 0.56 mg.

Vitamins in Fruit Cake (100 gm.)

Vitamin A 51.1 μg.
Vitamin B2 0.07 mg.
Vitamin B6 0.07 mg.
Vitamin B9 19.39 μg.
Vitamin C 0.13 mg.
Vitamin D2 1.85 μg.
Vitamin D3 0.22 μg.
Carotenoids 117.87 μg.