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Summary Data for Macaroni and cheese (Entrée)

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Per serving (1 cup = 243 grams)   Switch to per 100 grams

Food forms: Dry mix Frozen Microwave-able cups

Value Category
Home recipe
Dry mix
Frozen
Microwave-able cups
Economic measures per serving    
Purchase price
$0.66
$0.90
$1.25
$1.42
Value of preparation time
$1.43
$1.78
$0.00
$0.00
Total cost
$2.09
$2.68
$1.25
$1.42
     
Economic measures per recipe    
Active preparation time
22 minutes
11 minutes
Minimal
Minimal
Value of preparation time
$7.14
$3.57
$0.00
$0.00
Cooking time
30 minutes (conventional)
9 minutes (conventional)
7 minutes (microwave)
4 minutes (microwave)
Total time
52 minutes
20 minutes
7 minutes
4 minutes
Number of servings
5
2
1
1
     
Minimum shelf-life
5-7 days (milk)
5-7 days (milk)
9-12 months
9-12 months
Food safety considerations
None
None
None
None
     
Nutrients per serving (%DV)    
Energy (kcal)
484 (24.2%)
433 (21.6%)
362 (18.1%)
313 (15.7%)
Total fat (g)
21 (32.3%)
13 (20%)
15.6 (24%)
14.3 (22%)
Saturated fat (g)
8.4 (41.9%)
7.4 (37%)
6.3 (31.7%)
6.5 (32.5%)
Polyunsaturated fat (g)
3.7
1
3.3
-
Monounsaturated fat (g)
7.2
3.2
3.5
-
Cholesterol (mg)
38.9 (13%)
29.2 (9.7%)
24.3 (8.1%)
32.6 (10.9%)
Sodium (mg)
928.3 (38.7%)
879.7 (36.7%)
704.7 (29.4%)
1134.3 (47.3%)
Potassium (mg)
301.3 (8.6%)
145.8 (4.2%)
230.9 (6.6%)
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Carbohydrates (g)
54.2 (18.1%)
60.8 (20.3%)
42 (14%)
32 (10.7%)
Total fiber (g)
2.7 (10.7%)
3.4 (13.6%)
2.7 (10.7%)
1.8 (7.2%)
Total sugars (g)
8.2
2.7
3.7
4.6
Protein (g)
18.5
17.1
13.6
13.8
Vitamin A (mcg)
226 (25.1%)
94.8 (10.5%)
114.2 (12.7%)
-
Calcium (mg)
670.7 (67.1%)
131.2 (13.1%)
277 (27.7%)
-
Vitamin C (mg)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
-
Iron (mg)
2.6 (14.2%)
2.6 (14.2%)
1.4 (7.7%)
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Food groups per serving    
Total Grain
(ounce equivalents)
2.4
2.7
-
-
Total Dairy
(cup equivalents)
1.8
0.3
-
-
Discretionary Fats, Oils
(grams)
4.1
0
-
-
Discretionary Fats, Solids
(grams)
13
10.8
-
-
     
Database name
FNDDS
FNDDS
SR
Gladson
Database code
58145110
58145115
22970
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Food description
Macaroni or noodles with cheese
Macaroni or noodles with cheese, from boxed mix with already prepared cheese sauce
Macaroni and cheese, frozen entrée
Composite of top 3 selling brands of macaroni and cheese in microwaveable cups
     
Last updated
December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015
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