No fat, no calories, no protein or carbs, no nothing. Nothing, that is, if you can pull off the feat of spraying for no more than 1/3 of a second, the listed serving size. Even then you'll end up depositing about 0.27g of PAM, which is, for all intents and purposes, pure fat, onto your cooking surface. That 1/3 second spray contains about 2.4 calories, not zero - the same amount of calories found in 0.27g of any oil. If your action of depressing and releasing PAM's nozzle lasts for a more practical 1 second, you'll lay on about 7 calories, mostly from fat. If you're singing a Christmas jingle while spraying your cookie sheets, you might inadvertently spray several grams of additional fat. Of course, given the 184g of fat in the cookie dough's 1/2 lb butter (2 sticks), it's an iota.
Why am I saying this? Three reasons:
- PAM is fat. It's a superlative achievement of marketing that a product made from fat can be advertised to appear fat-free.
- If you're going to use fat, why not smear a little extra virgin olive oil, tasty almond oil, or rancid-free peanut oil onto your pans, potatoes, and pasta? Why not ditch the grain alcohol and propellant?
- I'm curious to know how many people can count to 0.33 seconds.