What Are Some Ingredients in KFC's Coleslaw?


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Coleslaw from Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC, contains carrots and cabbage, along with sugar, starch, eggs, several types of vinegar and spices. KFC coleslaw has onions as well, and contains natural and artificial flavors. The restaurant offers coleslaw in individual sizes and family-sized portions, although the ingredients remain the same for both.

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KFC combines fresh vegetables - carrots, onions and cabbage - with additives and preservatives for flavor and longevity. Its coleslaw has a special sauce that combines whole eggs with sugar, water, soybean oil, distilled vinegar, corn vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Xanthan gum and modified corn starch act as preservatives. Salt gives the coleslaw flavor, as do additives including paprika, paprika extract and other spices. Caramel coloring gives the coleslaw a rich color.

KFC's coleslaw contains approximately 170 calories in an individual serving size. An individual portion also contains 15 grams of sugar, 3 grams of dietary fiber and 170 milligrams of sodium, which equates to 7 percent of the recommended daily total. Single portions of coleslaw have 10 grams of fat, which equates to 15 percent of the daily total, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Of that fat content, 1.5 grams, or eight percent of the recommended daily allowance, classifies as saturated fat. A single portion of coleslaw has 19 grams of carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of protein.

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