Baked Ziti from Cook's Illustrated Recipe

Baked Ziti from Cook's Illustrated has a very high-calorie, high-carb, high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 54.9g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average 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. With 29 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

On top of that, the high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's average MUFA and low PUFA.

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.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 4 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable 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 very high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

It belongs to Italian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 39, for Baked Ziti from Cook's Illustrated, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein20%
 Calories from Fat42%
 Calories from Carbs38%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Niacin
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Riboflavin
  • Very high in Thiamin
  • Very high in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.35 IU0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol77.5 mcg
Vitamin C5.3 mg8.8%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D8.8 IU2.2%Top 30%High
Thiamin0.35 mg23.5%Top 10%Very High
Riboflavin0.35 mg20.7%Top 10%Very High
Niacin2.1 mg10.6%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate60.9 mcg15.2%Top 30%High
Folic Acid44 mcg
Vitamin B120.35 mcg5.9%Top 30%High
Pantothenic Acid0.35 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium127.8 mg12.8%Top 30%High
Iron1.4 mg7.8%Top 30%High
Magnesium25 mg6.3%Top 30%High
Phosphorus157.7 mg15.8%Top 30%High
Potassium253.5 mg7.2%Top 30%High
Sodium398.2 mg16.6%Top 30%High
Zinc1.1 mg7%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.35 mg17.6%Top 30%High
Selenium18.3 mcg26.2%Top 30%High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate19.3 g6.4%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber1.4 g5.6%Mid 40%Average
Sugars3.4 g
Glucose1.1 mg
Fructose0.7 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0.4 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein10.2 g20.4%Top 30%High
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.4 mg
Isoleucine0.4 mg
Leucine0.4 mg
Lysine0.7 mg
Methionine0.4 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.4 mg
Tyrosine0.4 mg
Valine0.7 mg
Arginine0.4 mg
Histidine0.4 mg
Alanine0.4 mg
Aspartic Acid0.7 mg
Glutamic Acid2.8 mg
Glycine0.4 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.4 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat9.4 g14.5%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat4.9 g24.3%Top 30%High
Monounsaturated Fat3.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.7 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash2.1 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 574 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 26.7 g 41.1%

Saturated Fat 13.8 g 69%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 121.3 mg 40.4%

Sodium 1130.9 mg 47.1%

Total Carbohydrates 54.9 g 18.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 9.6 g

Protein 29 g 58%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 25%

Calcium 36.3% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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