What Are the Nutrition Facts for Grits?


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One cup of cooked grits contains about 144 calories and one half gram of dietary fiber. Enriched grits are low in fat and cholesterol and also provide folate, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and iron.

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Grits are ground dried corn kernels and can be a nutritious addition to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Grits can benefit athletes, in particular, as one cup of grits contains 38 mg of carbohydrates to fuel exercise and contains the amino acid leucine, which may increase athletic endurance and strength gains. Plain grits are considered bland by some. Consumers who add butter and salt to grits raise the sodium and fat content of the dish.

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