Most people are either in or out when it comes to bratwurst — with bratwurst calories and nutrition facts not mattering much to hardcore brat devotees — but it’s always good to know what you are eating the next time you grill up some brats.
We’ll give you the basic bratwurst calories information below but keep in mind that it’s for a standard pork and beef bratwurst.
Different bratwurst recipes will vary as far as calories and nutrition, as the type of meat used and the amount of salt and other spices used can change the equation.
Like any food, also be sure to account for anything that goes on your brat when counting calories such as stone ground mustard and the bun you eat it on.
One serving of a pork and beef bratwurst (2.33 oz or 66 g) has about 196 calories.
The fat content in a brat isn’t as high as you might think, with 17 g of total fat and just 4 g of saturated fat.
Compare that to a Big Mac at 23 g of fat and 8 g of saturated fat and you shouldn’t feel too bad about eating that bratwurst.
Bratwurst also fares reasonably well with just 51 mg of cholesterol and it has very little potassium, for anyone on a potassium-restricted diet.
Brats have hardly any carbs and are sugar free.
You will need to watch the sodium, as a single serving of bratwurst contains roughly 25% of your daily recommended sodium intake.
Mustard is pretty negligible as far as adding calories or anything other than salt, while a standard bun is typically around 100 calories.
All in all, bratwurst calories shouldn’t be a huge concern and it’s a reasonably well-balanced meat as far as total fat, cholesterol, and sodium content.