How Many Calories in a Cheese Scone?

by Gord Kerr

Crumbled cheese on rolled out pastry dough.

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Cheese Scones are made with flour, milk and eggs with cheese folded into the batter. They are easy to make and are a nice companion to any dish. To cut calories, you can use low fat cheese.

Calories

Cheese scones contain 363 calories per 100 g, or 145 calories per 40 g cheese scone. One cheese scone contains 7 g of total fat and 0.6 g of fiber.

Calorie Content

Calories from fat in a cheese scone is 37 percent. Percentage of calories from protein is 12 in 4 g. A cheese scone contains 17 g of carbohydrates which represent 51 percent calories from carbohydrates.

Glycemic Index

Glycemic index is a measurement of how fast carbohydrates in a food raise your blood glucose level. Cheese scones are high in carbohydrates and have a high glycemic index rating. High-glycemic-index foods can cause a rapid increase in blood-sugar levels putting you at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to Carbs-Information.com.

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About the Author

Gord Kerr's professional background is primarily in business and management consulting. In 1991, Kerr started writing freelance for a small local newspaper, "The Summerland Review," and a leading sailing publication, "Cruising World Magazine." Kerr has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfred Laurier University.