Gluten-Free Food Comparisons

Ready-made gluten-free foods often contain added sugar, salt, and fat to simulate the texture and mouth-feel that gluten gives baked goods. Compare calories on labels of four common foods.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD

MUFFIN
Gluten-Free
370 calries, 13g fat, 31g sugar

Original
170 calories, 5g fat, 12g sugar

HAMBURGER BUN
Gluten-Free
190 calories, 5g fat, 5g sugar, 360mg sodium

Original
120 calories, 1g fat, 3g sugar, 280mg sodium

PLAIN BAGEL
Gluten-Free
290 calories, 9g fat, 460mg sodium

Original
250 calories, 1.5g fat, 310mg sodium

VANILLA CUPCAKE
Gluten-Free
480 calories, 21g fat (13g sat fat), 52g sugar

Original
370 calories, 20g fat (6g sat fat), 34g sugar