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Curious about the amount of calories in Pam Cooking Spray


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When I roast my broccoli, I spray a somewhat thick layer of Pam Cooking Spray (obviously it's not dripping in Pam, but it's well coated).  Pam claims that it has 0 calories for a 1-second spray.  I don't spray for that long, maybe 7-9 seconds?  Who knows.  But what I'm wondering is this: what would the calorie count on that be?

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For Parkay brand (basically the same thing) by volume it is 1/2 the calorie of butter (because the spray is about 1/2 water) so I'd say estimate how many tablespoons you use and figure from that.  My guess is about 10 if you're counting fast, 20 if you're doing 1 mississippi.

I looked at two canisters of spray (butter and olive oil) I have in my spice rack.  Each say "0 calories for 1/4th second."  (I no longer use them, since I now use hand-pump Misto sprayers.)

Based on how many calories are in olive oil and butter, I make this calculation.

  • 7 oz of spray
  • 120 calories X 7 = 840 calories
  • 649 servings at 1/4th second
  • 162 servings at 1 second
  • 840 divided by 162 = 5 calories per 1 second spray

I do believe I read somewhere that there were 7 calories per 30 second spray...

Original Post by shane_paladin:

I looked at two canisters of spray (butter and olive oil) I have in my spice rack.  Each say "0 calories for 1/4th second."  (I no longer use them, since I now use hand-pump Misto sprayers.)

Based on how many calories are in olive oil and butter, I make this calculation.

  • 7 oz of spray
  • 120 calories X 7 = 840 calories
  • 649 servings at 1/4th second
  • 162 servings at 1 second
  • 840 divided by 162 = 5 calories per 1 second spray

 this is inaccurate because the sprays are mixed with water

Original Post by tealparadise:

Original Post by shane_paladin:

I looked at two canisters of spray (butter and olive oil) I have in my spice rack.  Each say "0 calories for 1/4th second."  (I no longer use them, since I now use hand-pump Misto sprayers.)

Based on how many calories are in olive oil and butter, I make this calculation.

  • 7 oz of spray
  • 120 calories X 7 = 840 calories
  • 649 servings at 1/4th second
  • 162 servings at 1 second
  • 840 divided by 162 = 5 calories per 1 second spray

 this is inaccurate because the sprays are mixed with water

True for the olive oil; but I couldn't find out how much water.

However, the Shurfine "butter" spray (soy) does not have water listed as an ingredient and is for 1/3rd of a second and has 557 servings.

Thanks everyone!  Good info :)

My understanding is that most of these "0 calorie" sprays are really 4 calories for the listed serving size (since the company is allowed to round anything below 5 calories down to zero).

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