Fortune Cookies are the sweet little treats that come at the end of your meal at many Asian food restaurants. You crack them open and read all about the good fortune that is supposedly coming your way.
Most fortune cookies are made the exact same way with the exact same ingredients. One regular fortune cookie has approximately 30 calories. So as you can see they are quite tasty and do not pack a big calorie punch like a lot of other cookies do. Other than the 30 calories there is little else to these little post meal treats.
The average fortune cookie has about two-tenths of a gram of fat with one-tenth of a gram of saturated fat. There are 7 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of sugar along with three tenths of a gram of sugar.
Basically a fortune cookie is a sugary container that is made to house your fortune. They are made with sugar, flour and eggs. They have no nutritional value, but have never claimed to. They are pretty harmless as far as a cookie goes. Your bigger health threat is probably the huge plate of great tasting Chinese food you just consumed before getting your fortune cookie.
Here is an interesting fact - there are over three billion fortune cookies produced each year. They were introduced by the Japanese, but made popular by the Chinese.
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