100 Grams Carrots

100 grams of carrots, raw, shown on digital scale
100 grams of carrots, raw.
100 grams of carrots, raw, contains around 41 calories, 69mg sodium, 10 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams dietary fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

It also contains 334 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, 10 percent of vitamin C, 3 percent of calcium, and 2 percent iron.

100 Grams Cabbage

100 grams green, raw cabbage.

100 grams of green cabbage, raw, contains approximately 25 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 3 grams dietary fiber, 3 grams sugar, and 1 gram protein.

It also contains roughly 2 percent of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin A, 61 percent of vitamin C, 4 percent of calcium, and 3 percent of iron.

100 Grams Bread, Seven Grain

100 grams of seven grain bread shown on digital scale
100 grams of seven grain bread.

You can now see side-by-side comparison photos on a new 100 Grams blog! New photos will be added daily.

100 grams of seven grain bread contains around 288 calories, 5 grams of fat, 457mg sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams dietary fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.

It also contains 11 percent recommended daily allowance of calcium, and 15 percent of iron.

100 Grams Blueberries

100 grams fresh blueberries shown on digital scale
100 grams of blueberries.
100 grams of fresh blueberries contains around 57 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams dietary fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein. 100 grams of blueberries has 1 percent of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin A and calcium, but 16 percent vitamin C, and 2 percent iron.

100 Grams Tortilla Chips

100 grams tortilla chips, white corn, salted.
100 grams of white corn, salted tortilla chips contains about 489 calories, 23 grams of fat (36 percent of one's daily allowance), 421mg sodium, 66 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams dietary fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

It also contains 17 percent of one's daily recommended dose of calcium and 13 percent of iron.

100 grams tortilla chips, white corn, salted.

100 Grams Quaker Oats

100 grams Quaker Old Fashioned oats, raw.


100 grams of Quaker Old Fashioned oats, raw, contains approximately 375 calories, 7.5 grams of fat, about 68 grams carbohydrates, 2.5 grams of sugar, and 12.5 grams of protein. A recommended serving is 40 grams.


100 grams Quaker Old Fashioned oats, raw.

100 Grams Lemon, Raw With Peel

100 grams of lemon, raw with peel and seeds intact
100 grams of lemon, raw with peel.
100 grams of lemon, raw with the peel and seeds intact, contains about 20 calories, 3mg sodium, 11 carbohydrates, 5 grams dietary fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

It also contains 1 percent of the daily allowance of vitamin A, 128 percent of vitamin C, 6 percent of calcium, and 4 percent of iron.

100 Grams Apricots

100 grams of apricots measured on a digital scale
100 grams of apricots.
100 grams of fresh apricots has approximately 48 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

It also contains 39 percent of one's daily allowance of vitamin A, 17 percent of vitamin C, 1 percent of calcium, and 2 percent of iron.

100 Grams Granulated White Sugar


100 grams white granulated sugar on a scale with coins for visual comparison
100 grams of white granulated sugar.


100 grams of white granulated sugar has 387 calories and 0 other nutritional value.

100 grams of white granulated sugar.

The 100 Grams Project (Preview!)

The 100 Grams Project shows photos of 100 grams of various foods.

I'll be posting this month as many photos and foods as I can muster, and if it goes well, I'll start adding all the images from the project to a new blog.

It came about because on many occasions, I've searched online for pictures of 100 grams of different foods, usually because I was reading a recipe or nutritional information, but had no frame of reference for how 100 grams of that food might actually look.

Post a comment if there is a particular food you'd like to see included!

Here's a preview:

100 grams of apricots measured on a digital scale
100 grams of apricots.
100 grams of fresh apricots has approximately 48 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

It also contains 39 percent of one's daily allowance of vitamin A, 17 percent of vitamin C, 1 percent of calcium, and 2 percent of iron.

Truffle Tour: 5 Top Chocolate Shops in New York City

MarieBelle chocolate truffles: banana, lavender, sesame 

(from left, clockwise).
Five turned out to be the maximum number of chocolate shops I could tolerate in the end. A few others were on the back of my list the day I set out with a friend to eat truffles in New York, but we hit our chocolate ceiling by the fifth stop.

We started at Mast Brothers Chocolate in Brooklyn, New York City's only bean-to-bar operation. A display table showing off piles of solid, single-origin bars also held four plates of broken pieces of chocolate to sample. And though our mission was truffles, we started with the pure chocolate. One chocolate from Madagascar was absolutely stunning, with prominent raspberry notes, like a fruit-forward wine. At the counter, we found truffles and bon-bons, so we picked up one banana caramel bon-bon and one dark chocolate truffle rolled in confectioner's sugar ($2 each). The bon-bon had a soft caramel center flavored with what tasted like true banana, no imitations and flavorings here. As for the truffle, my friend, who's more of a truffle expert than I am, says she looks for a delicate shell and the right texture inside, this one was high quality in both areas.

We hopped on our bikes and pedaled over the Williamsburg Bridge, burning a few calories along the way, and parked outside Essex Street Market, where inside we'd find our second shop.

Roni-Sue specializes in bacon-chocolate creations, but also has an interesting line of cocktail-inspired truffles, including a Manhattan (bourbon, sweet Vermouth, and cherry), which tasted uniquely sour in contrast with the sweetness of the chocolate. Another stellar creation was a beer caramel, covered in chocolate and topped with pretzel pieces. The most basic and classic truffle, in this case called "chocolate cake" tasted dry and uninspiring.

Back on the bikes, we winded our way up to Soho, where we intended to hit at least three more chocolate shops.
Marie-Belle Chocolate in New York.

MarieBelle takes image seriously. The first images of painted chocolates on this page are from this haute chocolate shop in Soho on Broome Street in New York. It's intimidating. A chandelier hangs in the middle of the room, and the walls are hand-painted blue and gold (one wall has an intricate painted pattern; not shown). The selection is also intense with dozens upon dozens of flavors. We chose a few more off-beat flavors: banana (to compare it with Mast Brothers), lavender, and sesame. The sesame was disappointing, with only a hint of warmth and texture, but no real flavor of sesame coming through. The banana tasted artificial in contrast with our banana caramel from earlier in the day. But I'll sing praises for the lavender chocolate: quintessentially French.

By the time we arrived at Voges, just around the corner on Spring Street, I was already started to feel sugar overload. My friend and I had been sharing the chocolates, eating only half of a truffle or bon-bon each, but it adds up fast. We were turning down free samples at this point, and struggling to choose new truffles. Should we do more comparative tasting and stick with flavors we already had, or go in a new direction. I caved at Voges and picked a seasonal limited edition "Italiano" that was flavored with balsamic vinegar and roasted hazelnuts, lovely and subtle. For our second truffle at Voges, we opted for coconut, in part because it was offered as a free sample and we just couldn't keep turning them down. It had a strong coconut flavor and lots of sweetened shredded flakes on top, which is fine by me.

Ginger chocolate truffle (left) and black sesame truffle 

at Kee's Chocolates in New York.
Last up: Kee's Chocolates, and intentionally last on the list. We didn't mean to eat so many truffles at Kee's, but once again, the free samples started coming and, well, it would have been rude to turn them down. The flavor combinations of Kee's truffles range from standard to exotic, and the only one I was dead set on trying was black sesame because it was a truffle literally rolled in black and white sesame seeds, and the texture combinations was like nothing I'd ever tasted before, the pop of the sesame seends and their delicate crunch, the melt-away quality of the chocolate... Another irrestiable truffle was honey saffron, which turned out to be overpoweringly sweet after all the chocolates we had eaten that day. Ginger was the free sample, and a final blood orange truffle hit all the right notes with its quiet fruitiness without a strong citrus punch.

Here's our route from the day:


N 3rd St., Brooklyn
Recommended: Madagascar single origin chocolate, banana caramel bon-bon

120 Essex St. (inside Essex Street Market)
Recommended: Manhattan truffle (bourbon, sweet vermouth, cherry) and beer caramel with pretzel

484 Broome St.
Recommended: lavender truffle

132 Spring St.
Recommended: seasonal "Italiano" truffle with balsamic vinegar and roasted hazelnuts 

80 Thompson St.
Recommended: everything