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How do these 10 Thanksgiving staples compare on nutritional value?

By: Robin Shreeves on Nov. 16, 2010, 7:22 a.m.
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Sara Lee Classic Dinner Rolls vs. Martin's Potato Dinner Rolls: Ahh, the dinner rolls. During Thanksgiving, they are often a vehicle for butter or sopping up gravy. Do your guests really care what roll you serve as long as it's soft and chewy? Probably not, so why not opt for a roll that has more nutritional value?

Both Martin’s Potato Dinner Rolls and Sara Lee Classic Dinner Rolls are small, soft and perfect for piling on the butter or soaking up the gravy. Martin’s Potato Diner Rolls, however, have a NuVal score of 27, while Sara Lee Classic Dinner Rolls scored a 16 on the NuVal scale.

At 90 calories per serving, 1 gram of fat, 130 milligram of sodium and 2 grams of fiber, Martin’s Potato Dinner Rolls beat Sara Lee Classic Dinner Rolls in all categories. The Sara Lee rolls contain 110 calories per serving, 1.5 grams of fat, 190 grams of sodium and 1 gram of fiber.