Information on Pad Thai
Pad Thai is one of the most delicious Thai food items and it is popular everywhere in the world. Its ingredients include stir fried rice noodles, fish sauce, bean sprouts, tofu, prawns and chicken while the common dressing includes tamarind juice, spices, red chili pepper, herbs, peanuts, lime and coriander. There are two basic styles of pad Thai in most western restaurants: the oily one and the dry one. Pad Thai relies on the traditional harmony principles of Thai food which include sweet, bitter, sour, salty and spicy. Most Thai recipes do not include big pieces of meat or too much of a single taste. They also contain numerous spices and herbs because they provide the wonderful taste and numerous health benefits as well.
Pad Thai Nutrition Facts
A serving of pad Thai contains 226 calories out of which there are 101 calories contributed by the fat content. It All contains 16 grams of proteins (31 percent of daily values), 13 grams of total fat (19 percent of daily values), 20 grams of total carbohydrates (7 percent of daily values), 2.4 grams of saturated fat (12 percent of daily values), 1023 milligrams of sodium (43 percent of daily values), 4 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 123 milligrams of cholesterol (41 percent of daily values) and 5.1 grams of monounsaturated fat.
Pad Thai Calories Count
Nutritional values of different pad Thai recipes may vary greatly due to different amounts of noodles, condiments, meat, eggs and fish contained in each recipe. Pad Thai with tofu and vegetables commonly has fewer calories than its counterpart loaded with chicken. Half a bowl of pad Thai contains approximately 470 calories, while each serving of vegetarian pad Thai may contain up to 252 calories. A serving of 10 oz of chicken pad Thai contains somewhere around 430 calories while each serving of pad Thai salad may even contain up to 560 calories. Half a bowl of pad Thai noodles contains 602 calories while the same serving of scallops pad Thai contains somewhere around 850 calories. Half a bowl of beef pad Thai contains approximately 702 calories while the same serving of tofu pad Thai contains no more than 662 calories. Half a bowl of shrimp pad Thai contains 655 calories while the same serving of chicken pad Thai contains slightly more: 702 calories. Those who are concerned with their weight should probably steer clear of pad Thai.