Staying home and spending the Mid-Autumn Festival with your family may be the wisest choice this year. While you are busy celebrating the joy of the season, you will also need to keep an eye on the festive treats you enjoy. Mooncakes and glutinous rice balls are delicious but unhealthy treats – so remember to eat smart, keeping track of the calories to maintain a healthy body shape.

Mooncakes– besides traditional mooncakes filled with salted egg yolks and lotus seed paste, other popular choices in the market include snow skin mooncakes, mini egg custard mooncakes and mooncakes with assorted nuts. The average number of calories contained in a mini egg custard mooncake is approximately the same as in two-thirds of a bowl of rice, so it is recommended not to eat too many each day.

Staying home and spending the Mid-Autumn Festival with your family may be the wisest choice this year. While you are busy celebrating the joy of the season, you will also need to keep an eye on the festive treats you enjoy. Mooncakes and glutinous rice balls are delicious but unhealthy treats – so remember to eat smart, keeping track of the calories to maintain a healthy body shape.

Mooncakes – besides traditional mooncakes filled with salted egg yolks and lotus seed paste, other popular choices in the market include snow skin mooncakes, mini egg custard mooncakes and mooncakes with assorted nuts. The average number of calories contained in a mini egg custard mooncake is approximately the same as in two-thirds of a bowl of rice, so it is recommended not to eat too many each day.

Calories in different mooncakes at a glance

White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Double Yolks

Main ingredients

Lotus seed paste, peanut oil, sugar, salted egg yolk

Calories per mooncake (kcal)

Around 840kcal (approximately the calories in 4 bowls of rice)

Mini Egg Custard Mooncake

Main ingredients

Butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, whipped cream

Calories per mooncake (kcal)

Around 140kcal (approximately the calories in 2/3 bowl of rice)

Snow Skin Mooncake

Main ingredients

Glutinous rice flour, flour and mung bean paste

Calories per mooncake (kcal)

Every 100g contains 290 to 340kcal (approximately the calories in 1.5 bowls of rice)

Assorted Nut Mooncake

Main ingredients

A variety of different nuts such as walnuts, peanuts and almonds

Calories per mooncake (kcal)

Every 100g contains 408 to 429kcal (approximately the calories in 2 bowls of rice)

Calories in different mooncakes at a glance

Main ingredients Calories per mooncake (kcal)
White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Double Yolks Lotus seed paste, peanut oil, sugar, salted egg yolk Around 840kcal (approximately the calories in 4 bowls of rice)
Mini Egg Custard Mooncake Butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, whipped cream Around 140kcal (approximately the calories in 2/3 bowl of rice)
Snow Skin Mooncake Glutinous rice flour, flour and mung bean paste Every 100g contains 290 to 340kcal (approximately the calories in 1.5 bowls of rice)
Assorted Nut Mooncake A variety of different nuts such as walnuts, peanuts and almonds Every 100g contains 408 to 429kcal (approximately the calories in 2 bowls of rice)

Sweet Glutinous Rice Balls – are made mainly from glutinous rice flour which is difficult to digest. The calories contained in glutinous rice balls vary according to the filling but, on average, the calories in five glutinous rice balls is approximate to that in one bowl of rice.

Ingredients of sweet glutinous rice balls at a glance Black Sesame

Peanut

Red Bean

Purple Sweet Potato Green Tea

Weight / pc (g) 20 20 20 15 15
Calories (kcal) 69.5 62.5 49.5 39.9 33.15
Fats (oil) (tsp) 3/4tsp and a bit more 1/2tsp 1/4tsp 1/4tsp and a bit more 1/5tsp
Sugar (tsp) 1/4tsp and a bit more 1/3tsp and a bit more 1/2tsp 1/4tsp 1/4tsp and a bit more
Digestion time required (calculated by running at 6.4 km/hr) (min) 22 20 16 13 11

Sweet Glutinous Rice Balls – are made mainly from glutinous rice flour which is difficult to digest. The calories contained in glutinous rice balls vary according to the filling but, on average, the calories in five glutinous rice balls is approximate to that in one bowl of rice.

Ingredients of sweet glutinous rice balls at a glance

Black Sesame

Weight / pc (g) 20
Calories (kcal) 69.5

Calories (kcal)

3/4tsp and a bit more

Fats (oil) (tsp)

1/4tsp and a bit more

Digestion time required (calculated by running at 6.4 km/hr) (min)

22

Peanut

Weight / pc (g) 20
Calories (kcal) 62.5

Calories (kcal)

1/2tsp

Fats (oil) (tsp)

1/3tsp and a bit more

Digestion time required (calculated by running at 6.4 km/hr) (min)

20

Red Bean

Weight / pc (g) 20
Calories (kcal) 49.5

Calories (kcal)

1/4tsp

Fats (oil) (tsp)

1/2tsp

Digestion time required (calculated by running at 6.4 km/hr) (min)

16

Red Bean

Weight / pc (g)15
Calories (kcal)39.9

Calories (kcal)

1/4tsp and a bit more

Fats (oil) (tsp)

1/4tsp

Digestion time required (calculated by running at 6.4 km/hr) (min)

13

Red Bean

Weight / pc (g)15
Calories (kcal)33.15

Calories (kcal)

1/5tsp

Fats (oil) (tsp)

1/4tsp and a bit more

Digestion time required (calculated by running at 6.4 km/hr) (min)

11

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