What Is the Nutritional Value of JELL-O?

By Teresa R. Simpson

You probably remember the slogan, "There's always room for J-E-L-L-O." Depending upon your dietary needs and restrictions, though, there may or may not be room in your diet for this sweet treat. Both regular and sugar-free JELL-O contribute to your daily nutritional needs, even if only slightly.

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You probably remember the slogan, "There's always room for J-E-L-L-O." Depending upon your dietary needs and restrictions, though, there may or may not be room in your diet for this sweet treat. Both regular and sugar-free JELL-O contribute to your daily nutritional needs, even if only slightly.

Calorie Content

Most varieties of regular JELL-O gelatin contain 70 calories per serving, according to JELL-O.com. Most flavors of sugar-free JELL-O gelatin contain 10 calories per serving.

Fat Content

Both regular and sugar-free varieties of JELL-O gelatin are fat-free. Do not confuse JELL-O gelatin with JELL-O pudding, which does contain fat.

Carbohydrates/Sugars

Most varieties of regular JELL-O gelatin contain 19 grams of carbohydrates, all of which come from sugar. Sugar-free JELL-O gelatin, on the other hand, does not contain any carbs.

Sodium Content

Most varieties of regular JELL-O gelatin contain about 40 milligrams of sodium. Most types of sugar-free JELL-O gelatin contain between 45 and 55 milligrams of sodium.

Protein Content

Most varieties of regular JELL-O gelatin contain 2 grams of protein, while most varieties of sugar-free JELL-O gelatin contain only 1 gram of protein.

Other Nutrients

JELL-O gelatin does not contain a significant amount of any other nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, or iron, when prepared as directed on the package.

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About the Author

Teresa R. Simpson is a writer from Memphis, Tennessee. She attended The University of Memphis where she took journalism and creative writing courses. She writes on a wide variety of subjects but her favorite topic is parenting. She is the author of two books, The Everything Baby Sign Language Book and Memphis Murder and Mayhem.

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