Cilantro, Dry

Spices, Coriander Leaf, Dried [Chinese Parsley, Cilantro] has a average-calorie, high-carb, average-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 52.1g 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 21.93 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. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low 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 42.46 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 an average density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also very high 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.

It belongs to Chinese cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Spices, Coriander Leaf, Dried [Chinese Parsley, Cilantro] has been given a composite ranking of 97, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein26%
 Calories from Fat13%
 Calories from Carbs61%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Vitamin K

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A5850.7 IU117%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent293 mcg
Alpha Carotene31 mcg
Beta Carotene3407.3 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin175 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin5529.1 mcg
Vitamin C566.7 mg944.6%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin E1 mg3.4%Top 30%High
Vitamin K1359.6 mcg1699.5%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin1.3 mg83.5%Top 10%Very High
Riboflavin1.5 mg88.2%Top 10%Very High
Niacin10.7 mg53.5%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin B60.61 mg30.5%Top 10%Very High
Folate274 mcg68.5%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate274 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents274 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Choline97.1 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium1245.9 mg124.6%Top 10%Very High
Iron42.5 mg235.9%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium694.1 mg173.5%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus481 mg48.1%Top 10%Very High
Potassium4465.6 mg127.6%Top 10%Very High
Sodium211 mg8.8%Mid 40%Average
Zinc4.7 mg31.5%Top 30%High
Copper1.8 mg89.3%Top 10%Very High
Manganese6.4 mg317.7%Top 10%Very High
Selenium29.3 mcg41.9%Top 30%High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate52.1 g17.4%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber10.4 g41.6%Top 10%Very High
Sugars7.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein21.9 g43.9%Top 30%High

Fat Analysis

Total Fat4.8 g7.4%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat0.12 g0.58%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids328.1 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water7.3 g
Ash14.1 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 279 Calories from Fat 40

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 4.8 g 7.4%

Saturated Fat 0.12 g 0.58%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 211 mg 8.8%

Total Carbohydrates 52.1 g 17.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.4 g41.6%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 21.9 g 43.9%

Vitamin A 117% Vitamin C 944.6%

Calcium 124.6% Iron 235.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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