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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 February 14, 2022
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Danish pastry

Carbohydrates in Danish pastry

Danish is a multilayered sweet pastry containing a lot of butter. However, carbs are the majority of the macronutrients this food contains. Danish pastry consists of approximately 37% carbohydrates, 31% water, 22% fats, and 10% other nutrients.

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% 38% 32% 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

Danish is served in one pastry, equalling 71 grams. One serving of this food provides 26.4g of carbs.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

In a 100g of Danish pastry, only 1 gram is fiber.

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

6.95% 1% 29.25%
Sugar: 6.95 g
Fiber: 1 g
Other: 29.25 g

COMPARISON TO OTHER FOODS

Food

Carbs per serving

Carbs per 100g

Danish pastry

26.4g (71g)

37.2g

French toast

16.2g (65g)

25g

Puff pastry

18.3g (40g)

45.7g

Blueberry pie

49.2g (147g)

33.5g

Muffin

59.9g (113g)

53g

Cherry pie

69.3g (180g)

38.5g

Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: February 14, 2022

Important nutritional characteristics for Danish pastry

Danish pastry
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
The GI for Danish Pastry, Apple & Peach, light https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/114/5/1625/6320814
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
50 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
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)
87% Fats
86% Monounsaturated Fat
81% Saturated Fat
81% Calories
76% Net carbs
Explanation: The given food contains more Fats than 87% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Fats than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Monounsaturated Fat, Saturated Fat, Calories, and Net carbs.

Danish pastry Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
The GI for Danish Pastry, Apple & Peach, light https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/114/5/1625/6320814
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
50

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

6.794% 11.313% 2.575%
Saturated Fat: 6.794 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.313 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.575 g

All nutrients for Danish pastry per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 24% 36.2g 1.5 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 19% 50% 8g 2.8 times more than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 34% 13% 21.9g 1.5 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 12% 25% 37.2g 1.3 times more than Rice Rice
Calories 19% 19% 374kcal 8 times more than Orange Orange
Sugar N/A 44% 6.95g 1.3 times less than Coca-Cola Coca-Cola
Fiber 4% 50% 1g 2.4 times less than Orange Orange
Calcium 4% 41% 35mg 3.6 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 23% 41% 1.8mg 1.4 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 4% 73% 15mg 9.3 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 15% 62% 108mg 1.7 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 3% 83% 98mg 1.5 times less than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 18% 25% 417mg 1.2 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 6% 61% 0.7mg 9 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 10% 58% 0.09mg 1.6 times less than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin E 2% 64% 0.35mg 4.2 times less than Kiwifruit Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A Egg
Vitamin C 0% 53% 0.1mg 530 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 16% 35% 0.19mg 1.4 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 20% 32% 0.26mg 2 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 13% 58% 2mg 4.8 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 6% 73% 0.3mg 3.7 times less than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 3% 83% 0.04mg 3 times less than Oat Oat
Folate 15% 32% 60µg Equal to Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 8% 58% 0.2µg 3.5 times less than Pork Pork
Vitamin K 6% 53% 6.9µg 14.7 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 80% 0.09mg 3.4 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 79% 0.29mg 2.5 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 78% 0.37mg 2.5 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 79% 0.64mg 3.8 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 77% 0.43mg 1.1 times less than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 77% 0.17mg 1.8 times more than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 79% 0.4mg 1.7 times less than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 79% 0.41mg 4.9 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 79% 0.21mg 3.7 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 8% 43% 23mg 16.2 times less than Egg Egg
Saturated Fat 34% 19% 6.79g 1.2 times more than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 14% 11.31g 1.2 times more than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 27% 2.58g 18.3 times less than Walnut Walnut

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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
ok
 ⓘ 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
ok
 ⓘ 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.
Source

Danish pastry nutrition infographic

Danish pastry nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. 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

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.