A bread roll is generally made using yeast, flour, egg, sugar, salt and butter; these rolls are often served with dinner and some people use them to clean their palates between courses. The calories in a bread roll may help you meet your nutritional goals and energy requirements.
A 1-oz. bread roll -- approximately the size of a billiard ball -- contains 84 calories, according to the CalorieKing website. This amounts to 4.2 percent of the calories you should eat daily if you are following a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet. Rolls may vary in their caloric intake depending on the ingredients and what toppings you might put on the roll.
A 1-oz. bread roll provides 14.1 g of carbohydrates, a nutrient that accounts for some of the calories in a roll. The Institute of Medicine recommends consuming 130 g of carbohydrates each day to meet your basic energy needs. One roll accounts for nearly 11 percent of the carbohydrates you need daily. A roll also contains 2.4 g of protein and 2 g of fat. The nutrient content may vary depending on the ingredients in the roll.
If you are watching your salt intake, understand that a 1-oz. bread roll contains 146 mg of sodium. This accounts for nearly 9 percent of the 1,500 mg daily limit the American Heart Association recommends. Note that sodium content will vary depending on the amount of salt in the roll recipe.
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Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.