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Nutritional content of the Cornish pasty

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The table below gives nutritional values for several nutrients in several pasties.

Note that several of the data sets originate from America .....

The first column regarding Ginsters gives figures for a whole pasty. The second column gives figures for a 100 gram portion. The third column is also regarding a Ginsters product but from an American web site (, part of The New York Times Company).

The fourth column, the Supermarket Guru Golden Bee Cornish Pasty (California), contains carrots and gravy but the gravy and salt are not in the analysis, as the footnote indicates.

The last column is based on a pasty of undisclosed weight on Meals For You - presumably one of four made to that recipe and no doubt comparable to a "standard" sized pasty, but made with pork.

The figures in blue are comparable.


Reference source Ginsters Ginsters Calory-Count re Ginsters Supermarket Guru, California
- broken link after sev. years
Supermarket Guru, California
- broken link afetr sev. years
Meals for you, USA
Nutrient name
Each product
3.5 oz / 100 grams
3.5 oz /
100 grams
3.5 oz /
100 grams
(see footnote)
8.4 oz /
238 grams
(see footnote)
Based on serving one from a four serving meal with
1 lb of pork
Calories 580 255 250 252 600 575
Calories from fat       122 290 41.1 %
Total fat 35.1 g 15.5 g 15.8 g 13.8 g 33 g 26.3 g
Saturated fat 17.1 g 7.5 g 5.9 g 6.3 g 15 g 7.4 g
Mono-unsaturated fat           14.4 g
Poly-unsaturated fat           4 g
Cholesterol       0.06 g 0.15 g 0.072 g
Sodium 1.15 g 0.5 g 0.5 g 0.04 g 0.095 g 0.585 g
Salt 2.95 g 1.3 g --- ---    
Total carbohydrates 49 g 21.6 g 19 g 23.5 g 56 g 51.4 g
Dietary fibre 4.3 g 1.9 g 1.1 g 0.42 g 1 g 3.3 g
Sugars 3 g 1.3 g 1 g 3.5 g 9 g 4.7 g
Protein 14 g 6.2 g 6 g 8.8 g 21 g 32.4 g
   Vitamin A           35 IU
   Thiamin (B1)           2.05 mg
   Riboflavin (B2)           0.93 mg
   Niacin (B3)           7.2 mg
   Vitamin B6           1.01 mg
   Vitamin B12           0.52 mcg
   Vitamin C           21.7 mg
   Vitamin E           6.9 IU
   Folate           31 mcg
   Pantothentic Acid           1.05 mcg

Footnote regarding Supermarket Guru pasty - This analysis does not include salt, pepper, gravy and garnishes. It assumes use of 95% lean ground beef.

Saturated fat varies 5.9 - 7.5 g (27% greater than the 5.9 g example).

Disparity in sugar content from 1 to 3.5 grams (probably of lesser importance).

Disparity between dietary fibre from 0.42 to 1.9 grams.

Protein will vary with precise meat amount and quality.

Salt content (important re. blood pressure, heart and stroke potential) is equal in two analyses of Ginsters pasties, but the figure of 95 mg and 0.04 g for the Supermarket Guru pasty does not include the salt etc (see the footnote above).

The figures above are presented in good faith that the original web pages are accurate. Providing they are correct then there is evidence that pasties are complete meals in themselves .....

This is the data found by The Cornish Pasty.


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