How many calories in a baguette?

[Article updated on 19/09/2023]

The baguette is one of the gastronomic symbols of France, particularly Paris. Each of us has in mind at least one image or photo of a French person walking down the street with a baguette under his arm! It is certainly not surprising that it is included on the list of traditional products of French gastronomy and that it alone constitutes 80% of the bread sold throughout France. However, the fame of this bread has gone beyond national borders and today it is available in supermarkets around the world. However, a question arises: how many calories do baguettes contain?

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Calories in baguette: 270 Kcal

There are 270 calories in 100g of French baguette. 100 grams of garlic baguette provides 272 kcals. Half a cereal baguette provides 316 kcals. A whole grain baguette provides 255 kcals. A 2.5cm piece weighs around 40g, which means it contains 108 calories. A medium-sized baguette (150 g) contains approximately 405 calories (kcal).

calorie baquette

To visualize how much it actually is, note that the calories in a medium-sized baguette (150g) are similar to the calories in e.g. 8.5 apples, 5.5 glasses of Coke, 4.5 slices of cheese, 4 slices of bread, 3.5 glasses of milk, 24 teaspoons of sugar.

To get rid of these calories (465 kcal), for example, you need to cycle for at least 66 minutes, swim for 55 minutes or jog for 47 minutes. The calories in a baguette come from 14% protein, 67% carbohydrates and 19% fat.

Now imagine a sandwich. What’s on a slice of baguette? The most common suggestions are: mayonnaise, butter, cheese, cold meats, egg or fish paste and vegetable decorations. This means that a small sandwich can provide several hundred calories.

What is the protein, carbohydrate and lipid content of baguette bread?

The baguettes contain 10.86g of protein per 100g. A medium-sized baguette (150g) contains approximately 16.3g of protein. Baguettes contain 52.04g of carbohydrates per 100g. A medium-sized baguette (150g) contains approximately 78.1g of carbohydrates. The medium sized wand weighs approximately 150g. The baguettes contain 2 g of fiber per 100 g.

Table of nutritional values ​​of the bread pan

Nutrientsbaguette: content per 100 grams
-with sugar3g
-of which starch51.8g
-including dietary fiber1.9g
-including cholesterol0.1 mg
-of which saturates0.2g
Potassium158 mg
Sodium681 mg
Alcohol0 mg

What is the average weight of a tub of bread?

A medium-sized baguette (150g) contains around 3g of fiber. This corresponds to approximately 10% of an adult’s daily needs.

What vitamin content?

The following values ​​can be found in French baguette bread:

  • 0.427 mg of citamine B1 (Thiamine);
  • 0.37 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin);
  • 5.38 mg vitamin B3 (niacin);
  • 0.2 mg of vitamin C (Ascorbic acid);
  • and 0.19 mg of vitamin E.

Mineral content of the bread pan

The baguette is a source of selenium and zinc. Selenium helps keep hair and nails healthy. It contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system and the thyroid gland. Zinc helps maintain correct vision and maintain healthy skin. The beneficial effect is achieved when approximately half of the product is consumed per day. Remember that a balanced diet and an active lifestyle are very important for your well-being and health.

What food additives are in a regular baguette?

In France, the baguette is a product that has gradually become more and more industrial, which has lowered its intrinsic quality, making it less and less tasty. Bakeries make baguettes using inexpensive flours and semi-automated methods. This also made bakery baguettes increasingly similar to the frozen bread sold in supermarkets. Still in France, according to the law, the baguette can contain up to 14 additives. Among these additives are:

  • Acetic acid and its salts (E260, E261, E262, E263);
  • Lactic acid and its salts (E270, E325, E326, E327);
  • Ascorbic acid and its salts;
  • Esters (E300, E301, E302, E304);
  • Lecithin (E322);
  • Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids (E471).

Does bread make you gain weight?

Wheat flour, water, yeast and salt are the few simple basic ingredients for the preparation of the baguette which, from a nutritional point of view, is a truly complete food. It provides carbohydrates, proteins and fibers in different percentages, but also B vitamins, calcium, iron and phosphorus.

These are all important elements for our health and their presence must always be guaranteed on a daily basis. It is therefore a mistake to completely ban this type of food from your diet. It’s not the wand itself that makes you gain weight.

There are other aspects to consider such as the type of baguette chosen, the amount of ingredients it is ingested with and how it is combined with other foods. In conclusion, the baguette does not make you gain weight. Like all foods, you just need to know it, choose the best, prefer it in certain circumstances and above all learn the right food combinations.