# How many calories in a sandwich?

Ksenia Vilinskaya
April 18, 2015

There are few people who would refuse to have a snack on a delicious sandwich. This dish is fast in preparation, it is tasty and allows you to try various combinations of products. But to calculate how many calories in one sandwich is rather difficult, especially if a large number of ingredients are used.

But still try to cope with this task. The basis of the sandwich is bread. On what you choose, already depends on the total caloric content of the dish. It is known that for white bread and a loaf it is higher than for gray. You should also take into account the size of the cut piece, its thickness and the number of slices in the sandwich - perhaps it will be multi-layered? Fortunately, if you have accurate scales that will allow you to weigh a piece and calculate calorie content. 100 g loaves carry about 275 kcal, brown bread - 211, black "Borodinsky" - 241. The exact calorie content is usually indicated on the labels of the purchased product.

Go to the filling of a sandwich. It can be with anything - with sausage, butter, vegetables, mayonnaise, sweet stuffing, cheese, sour cream, greens ... Huge variety! It is best to use the scales to accurately determine the caloric content of the products used. We give the values ​​for the most common of them, based on 100 g:

• cheese - from 244 to 450 kcal;
• ham - 133 kcal;
• smoked sausage - about 500 kcal;
• salami - 560 kcal;
• butter of average fat content - 665 kcal;
• mayonnaise - 615 kcal;
• ketchup - 94 kcal;
• pork breast - 300 kcal.

Now you know the caloric content of these dishes - it remains to weigh all the ingredients and lay down. If you do not have scales, be guided by the given data. A slice of black bread of average thickness weighs 52 g. But loaf - only 30 g. A layer of butter - 5-9 g. 2 thin slices of smoked sausage - 25 g, cheese - 21 g. A layer of honey weighs around 22 g, mayonnaise - 5 Ketchup is heavier - 13 g.

This way you can determine how many calories are in the dish.