Peanut sauce is popular in many Asian cultures, and can be used for dipping, as a salad dressing or as a sauce for noodles. Although some sauces tend to be low in calories, peanut sauce is high in calories due to the peanuts.
A two-tablespoon serving of peanut sauce contains 60 calories. This is significantly more calories than many other sauces contain; for example, barbecue sauce may contain just 45 calories per two tablespoon serving.
Peanuts are high in fat, and peanut sauce contains some fat as a result. Two tablespoons of peanut sauce contain anywhere from two to three grams of fat, with one gram of saturated fat.
Two tablespoons of peanut sauce contain seven to nine grams of carbohydrates. This serving contains .5 to 1.5 grams of fiber and four to eight grams of sugar.
The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health explain that while carbohydrates are your body's main source of fuel, you should limit sugar intake, as it provides calories but little nutritional value.
Peanut sauce is low in protein, with zero to 1.5 grams in each two tablespoon serving.
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