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APPENDIX B

TAKE-AWAY AND ETHNIC FOODS

Over recent decades there have been changes in the eating habits of many Australians. A multi-cultural pattern of eating has emerged together with a trend towards foods requiring little or no preparation. Several foods in these categories have been considered in detail in the food tables or else the ingredients used in their preparation have been listed.

This section lists information about the energy (kilojoules/kilocalories), fat and sodium content of some take-away and ethnic foods. It is important to remember that the composition of these foods may vary considerably, particularly between independent outlets and restaurants.

ENERGY, FAT AND SODIUM CONTENT OF TAKE-AWAY AND ETHNIC FOODS

Food Sodium Portion
(serving size)
Energy
(kj/kcal)
Fat
(g)
Sodium
(mg)
Chips single serve (250g) 2550/610 35 625
Chicken and almonds 1 serve (500g) 2880/690 50 2150
Chow mein 1 serve (600g) 3740/890 57 2460
Dim sim 1 660/155 6 750
French fries (regular)* 1 serve 860/210 13 125
Fried rice 1 serve (400g) 3720/890 25 2000
Hamburger
Big Mac* 1 2405/570 31 1090
Junior burger* 1 1145/275 11 195
Fish (battered) 1 piece 1555/370 23 690
Hot dog 1 1000/240 14 710
Kentucky Fried Chicken
drumstick 1 880/210 13 370
breast 1 piece 1130/270 16 500
Lasagna 1 serve (400g) 2290/550 24 960
Lebanese bread 1 circle 1160/275 2 350
Meat pie 1 1650/390 24 1030
Moussaka 1 serve (400g) 2560/610 38 1240
Party pie 1 490/120 8 -
Pastie 1 1840/440 25 1060
Pizza 1 serve 5420/1300 57 3100
Ravioli 1 serve (400g) 2270/540 22 1240
Sausage roll 1 1570/375 23 840
Spaghetti bolognese 1 serve (400g) 2140/510 16 960
Spring roll 1 1685/405 16 1360
Sweet and sour pork 1 serve (500g) 3850/920 47 1950

* McDonald's Family Restaurants

Adapted from results obtained from the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of New South Wales, and published in various issues of Food Technology in Australia, and other sources.

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