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Danish pastry nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

Danish pastry, cheese
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan by Ani Harutyunyan | Last updated on September 04, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian
Danish pastry

Carbohydrates in Danish pastry

Danish pastry is a multilayered sweet pastry containing a high amount of butter. However, carbs are the majority of the macronutrients this food contains. Danish pastry consists of approximately 37% carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates per 100g

Danish pastry provides 37.2g of carbs per 100g.

This amount equals 12% of the daily carbohydrate requirements.

Macronutrients chart

8% 22% 37% 31% 2%
Protein:
Daily Value: 16%
8 g of 50 g
16%
Fats:
Daily Value: 34%
21.9 g of 65 g
34%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 12%
37.2 g of 300 g
12%
Water:
Daily Value: 2%
31.4 g of 2,000 g
2%
Other:
1.5 g

Danish pastry is higher in carbs than 75% of all foods.

Carbs per serving size

One serving of Danish pastry is 71 grams. This serving provides 26.4g of carbs.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

The fiber content is negligible, there is 1g of fiber per 100g.

The rest of the carbs, equalling 36.2g, is provided by net carbs, nearly 7g of which are sugars.

Fiber content ratio for Danish pastry

19% 3% 79%
Sugar: 6.95 g
Fiber: 1 g
Other: 29.25 g

COMPARISON TO OTHER FOODS

FoodCarbs per servingCarbs per 100g
Danish pastry26.4g (71g)37.2g
French toast16.2g (65g)25g
Puff pastry18.3g (40g)45.7g
Blueberry pie49.2g (147g)33.5g
Muffin59.9g (113g)53g
Cherry pie69.3g (180g)38.5g
Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: September 04, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian

Important nutritional characteristics for Danish pastry

Danish pastry
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
The GI for Danish Pastry, Apple & Peach, light https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002916522004944
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
50 (low)
Glycemic load 13 (medium)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 374
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 36.2 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) 1 pastry (71 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. 5 (acidic)
TOP 13% Fats ⓘHigher in Fats content than 87% of foods
TOP 14% Monounsaturated Fat ⓘHigher in Monounsaturated Fat content than 86% of foods
TOP 19% Saturated Fat ⓘHigher in Saturated Fat content than 81% of foods
TOP 19% Calories ⓘHigher in Calories content than 81% of foods
TOP 24% Net carbs ⓘHigher in Net carbs content than 76% of foods

Danish pastry calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 374
Calories in 1 oz 106 28.35 g
Calories in 1 pastry 266 71 g

Danish pastry Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
The GI for Danish Pastry, Apple & Peach, light https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002916522004944
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
50

Danish pastry Glycemic load (GL)

13

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 11% 68% 11% 47% 9% 55% 20% 30% 46% 104% 11%
Calcium: 35 mg of 1,000 mg 4%
Iron: 1.8 mg of 8 mg 23%
Magnesium: 15 mg of 420 mg 4%
Phosphorus: 108 mg of 700 mg 15%
Potassium: 98 mg of 3,400 mg 3%
Sodium: 417 mg of 2,300 mg 18%
Zinc: 0.7 mg of 11 mg 6%
Copper: 0.089 mg of 1 mg 10%
Manganese: 0.351 mg of 2 mg 15%
Selenium: 18.9 µg of 55 µg 34%
Choline: 20.1 mg of 550 mg 4%

Mineral chart - relative view

Sodium
417 mg
TOP 25%
Calcium
35 mg
TOP 41%
Iron
1.8 mg
TOP 41%
Manganese
0.351 mg
TOP 43%
Selenium
18.9 µg
TOP 48%
Copper
0.089 mg
TOP 58%
Zinc
0.7 mg
TOP 61%
Phosphorus
108 mg
TOP 62%
Magnesium
15 mg
TOP 73%
Choline
20.1 mg
TOP 75%
Potassium
98 mg
TOP 83%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 7% 0% 1% 48% 60% 38% 19% 10% 45% 25% 18%
Vitamin A: 128 IU of 5,000 IU 3%
Vitamin E : 0.35 mg of 15 mg 2%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0.1 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.19 mg of 1 mg 16%
Vitamin B2: 0.26 mg of 1 mg 20%
Vitamin B3: 2 mg of 16 mg 13%
Vitamin B5: 0.304 mg of 5 mg 6%
Vitamin B6: 0.04 mg of 1 mg 3%
Folate: 60 µg of 400 µg 15%
Vitamin B12: 0.2 µg of 2 µg 8%
Vitamin K: 6.9 µg of 120 µg 6%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Folate
60 µg
TOP 32%
Vitamin B2
0.26 mg
TOP 32%
Vitamin B1
0.19 mg
TOP 35%
Vitamin A
128 IU
TOP 40%
Vitamin K
6.9 µg
TOP 53%
Vitamin C
0.1 mg
TOP 53%
Vitamin B12
0.2 µg
TOP 58%
Vitamin B3
2 mg
TOP 58%
Vitamin E
0.35 mg
TOP 64%
Vitamin B5
0.304 mg
TOP 73%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
TOP 83%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 96% 84% 80% 71% 62% 50% 69% 68% 88%
Tryptophan: 89 mg of 280 mg 32%
Threonine: 293 mg of 1,050 mg 28%
Isoleucine: 371 mg of 1,400 mg 27%
Leucine: 644 mg of 2,730 mg 24%
Lysine: 430 mg of 2,100 mg 20%
Methionine: 174 mg of 1,050 mg 17%
Phenylalanine: 402 mg of 1,750 mg 23%
Valine: 412 mg of 1,820 mg 23%
Histidine: 205 mg of 700 mg 29%

Fat type information

33% 55% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.794 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.313 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.575 g

All nutrients for Danish pastry per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 374kcal 19% 19% 8 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 8g 19% 50% 2.8 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 21.9g 34% 13% 1.5 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0% 53% 530 times less than LemonLemon
Net carbs 36.2g N/A 24% 1.5 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 37.2g 12% 25% 1.3 times more than RiceRice
Cholesterol 23mg 8% 43% 16.2 times less than EggEgg
Vitamin D 0µg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 1.8mg 23% 41% 1.4 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Calcium 35mg 4% 41% 3.6 times less than MilkMilk
Potassium 98mg 3% 83% 1.5 times less than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 15mg 4% 73% 9.3 times less than AlmondAlmond
Sugar 6.95g N/A 44% 1.3 times less than Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
Fiber 1g 4% 50% 2.4 times less than OrangeOrange
Copper 0.09mg 10% 58% 1.6 times less than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 0.7mg 6% 61% 9 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Phosphorus 108mg 15% 62% 1.7 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 417mg 18% 25% 1.2 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 128IU 3% 40% 130.5 times less than CarrotCarrot
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 4% 38%
Vitamin E 0.35mg 2% 64% 4.2 times less than KiwifruitKiwifruit
Selenium 18.9µg 34% 48%
Manganese 0.35mg 15% 43%
Vitamin B1 0.19mg 16% 35% 1.4 times less than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 20% 32% 2 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 2mg 13% 58% 4.8 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.3mg 6% 73% 3.7 times less than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 3% 83% 3 times less than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0.2µg 8% 58% 3.5 times less than PorkPork
Vitamin K 6.9µg 6% 53% 14.7 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Folate 60µg 15% 32% Equal to Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Saturated Fat 6.79g 34% 19% 1.2 times more than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Monounsaturated Fat 11.31g N/A 14% 1.2 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 2.58g N/A 27% 18.3 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.09mg 0% 80% 3.4 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 0.29mg 0% 79% 2.5 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Isoleucine 0.37mg 0% 78% 2.5 times less than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 0.64mg 0% 79% 3.8 times less than Tuna BluefinTuna Bluefin
Lysine 0.43mg 0% 77% 1.1 times less than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.17mg 0% 77% 1.8 times more than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 0.4mg 0% 79% 1.7 times less than EggEgg
Valine 0.41mg 0% 79% 4.9 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.21mg 0% 79% 3.7 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0g N/A 51% 1460 times less than SalmonSalmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
34%
Total Fat 22g
32%
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat g
8%
Cholesterol 23mg
18%
Sodium 417mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 8g
Vitamin D 2mcg 0%

Calcium 35mg 4%

Iron 2mg 25%

Potassium 98mg 3%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
Source
No Trans Fats
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 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Source
Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Source
Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Source
Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Danish pastry nutrition infographic

Danish pastry nutrition infographic
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172754/nutrients

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