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Calories in Chrysanthemum

Updated on February 9, 2011
the chrysanthemum flower can be dried and made into a tea
the chrysanthemum flower can be dried and made into a tea

Chrysanthemum is a plant that grows all year round. The flowers can be dried and used to make tea or even a cold drink. There are various different forms of the plant and in South Asia they use the yellow or white flowers to make a sweet beverage.

Calories

One 330 ml  cup of chrysanthemum tea contains 90 calories. This equates to 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of calories. Calories are very important to the efficient running of the human body. A healthy adult should aim to take in between 2,000 and 2,500 calories on a daily basis.

Calorie Breakdown

All the calories in chrysanthemum tea come from carbohydrates. It does not contain any protein or fat at all. The carbohydrates make up 8 percent of the recommended daily intake of carbs.  

Caution

Chrysanthemum tea does not have many calories in it.  All of the calories come from carbohydrates. Carbs are ver y important as they provide the body with much needed energy. However as they are converted to sugar in the body they should be consumed within the recommended daily guidelines. A high consumption of carbohydrates can increase the levels of blood sugar. 

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