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How Many Calories in Cranberry Sauce?

There are 90 calories in one serving of cranberry sauce that comes from the can. Most of the cranberries sauces that are found in the can are highly processed and contain loads of sugar and preservatives to keep the contents stable for a long shelf life.

One serving of cranberry sauce consists of two ounces or about a half an inch thick.  Most people eat two to three slices of cranberry sauce with their meal, especially at Thanksgiving, which consists of nearly 300 calories.  There is just 0.1 grams of fat in one slice of cranberry sauce and 18 mg of sodium.  In one slice there are 23 grams of carbohydrates and 22 grams of sugar.

Most processed cranberry sauces from the can do not contain a large amount of nutrients.  Much of the nutrients have been zapped during the processing and preserving process of the fruit.  However, there are 15 mg of potassium in each one ounce slice of cranberry sauce.

Depending on the size of the slice will determine how many calories in the portion.  The general rule of thumb is to keep the slice about a half-inch thick so that you can determine how many calories you are consuming.  If in question regarding the calorie content, be sure to accurately measure the width of the slice.  In order to get a highly accurate measurement, use a food scale to weigh out the portion.

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