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Human Milk, Colostrum

How many Calories in Human milk, colostrum?

56 Cals per 100g

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Human milk, colostrum also contains:

  • 6.6 g of carbohydrates,
  • 2.0 grams of protein,
  • 2.6 grams of fat and
  • 31.0 mg of cholesterol

per 100g serving.

That represents 2.8% of typical adult GDA (2,000 Cals) for calorie intake, 2.4% of carbohydrate GDA, 4.0% of protein GDA and 3.7% of fat GDA.

Traffic Light Labelling *

Fat Low
Saturated Fat Low
Sugar Medium
Salt Low

* See the NHS Livewell pages for more information on food traffic light labelling.

For additional nutritional data about Human milk, colostrum including fibre, sugars, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and more see the data table below.

Nutritional Data

All figures below are expressed per 100g edible portion.

Energy (Calories) 56 Kcals/Calories
Energy (Kilojoules) 236 KJ
Water 88.2 g
Nitrogen 0.31 g
Protein 2.0 g
Fat 2.6 g
Carbohydrates 6.6 g
Starch 0.0 g
Sugar 6.6 g
Fibre 0.0 g
Alcohol 0.0 g/ml
Saturated fatty acids 1.10 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.30 g
Trans fatty acids N g
Cholesterol 31.0 mg


Retinol - Vitamin A 155 mcg
Carotene - Vitamin A (135) mcg
Retinol Equivalent (178) mcg
Vitamin D N mcg
Vitamin E 1.30 mg
Vitamin K1 mcg
Thiamin Tr mg
Riboflavin 0.03 mg
Niacin 0.1 mg
Tryptophan 0.7 mg
Niacin Equivalent mg
Vitamin B6 Tr mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 mcg
Folate 2 mcg
Pantothenate 0.12 mg
Biotin Tr mcg
Vitamin C 7 mg


Sodium 47 mg
Potassium 70 mg
Calcium 28 mg
Magnesium 3 mg
Phosphorus 14 mg
Iron 0.07 mg
Copper 0.05 mg
Zinc 0.6 mg
Chloride N mg
Manganese Tr mcg
Selenium N mcg
Iodine N mcg


Food composition according to product labelling.

Energy (Calories) 56 Kcals/Cals
Energy (KJoules) 236 KJ
Carbohydrates 6.3 g
Protein 1.9 g
Sugars 6.3 g
Starch 0.0 g


Literature sources

Data as MPE