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What is the nutritional content of Froot Loops cereal?

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A 1-cup serving of Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal contains 118 calories, and a significant portion of these calories come from sugars, with each cup containing 13 grams of sugar. Froot Loops provide 23 percent of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C and 10 percent of vitamin A. Froot Loops are also a good source of iron, riboflavin, niacin, folate and thiamin, as well as vitamins B6 and B12.

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Froot Loops contain 1 gram of fat per serving, which accounts for 11 calories. There are no trans fats. Each serving contains 141 milligrams of sodium, which is 6 percent of the daily recommended dose. Of the 118 calories, 88 percent are from carbohydrates, 9 percent from fats and 3 percent from protein. There is 1 gram of protein in each serving.

Froot Loops cereal, like many ready-to-eat cereals, has vitamins and minerals added to it during processing. Its vitamins include A, B6, B12, C and D. Others include E, K, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. Folate and pantothenic acid are also in Froot Loops.

The minerals in Froot Loops include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Other minerals in this cereal include sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

According to the nutrition information website NutritionData, Froot Loops are not useful for weight loss but are useful for weight gain. They have an estimated glycemic load of 18 out of a typical target of 100 or less per day.

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