Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

Almond Chicken Salad has a average-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Niacin.

The food contains 4.8g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 22 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its average fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the bottom 20% of all food items. It is also ranked in the bottom 20 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has an average density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also a high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 72, for Almond Chicken Salad, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein59%
 Calories from Fat28%
 Calories from Carbs13%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Low in Saturated Fat

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1585 IU31.7%
Vitamin C26.6 mg44.3%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E1.6 mg5.3%
Thiamin0.09 mg5.9%
Riboflavin0.21 mg12.3%
Niacin7.8 mg39%
Vitamin B60.49 mg24.7%
Folate39.6 mcg9.9%
Vitamin B120.4 mcg6.7%
Pantothenic Acid0.95 mg9.5%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium96 mg9.6%
Iron1.6 mg8.7%
Magnesium45.2 mg11.3%
Phosphorus230 mg23%
Potassium390.5 mg11.2%
Sodium216.9 mg9%
Zinc1.1 mg7.4%
Copper0.1 mg4.9%
Manganese0.26 mg13.1%
Selenium19.5 mcg27.9%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4.8 g1.6%
Dietary Fiber1.2 g4.8%
Sugars3.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein22 g44%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat4.6 g7.1%
Saturated Fat0.9 g4.5%
Monounsaturated Fat2.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.1 g

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 151 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 4.6 g 7.1%

Saturated Fat 0.9 g 4.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 53.1 mg 17.7%

Sodium 216.9 mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates 4.8 g 1.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.8%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 22 g 44%

Vitamin A 31.7% Vitamin C 44.3%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 8.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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