Italian Shepherd's Pie (Italian Pate Chinois) Recipe

Italian Shepherd's Pie (Italian Pate Chinois) has a very high-calorie, very high-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate and Pantothenic Acid.

The food contains 94.2g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is very high 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 34 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.

Not only that, the very high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's high MUFA and average PUFA.

It a good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.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 6 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. Besides other nutrients, it is high in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. It is also a 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 89, for Italian Shepherd's Pie (Italian Pate Chinois), and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein16%
 Calories from Fat40%
 Calories from Carbs44%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Riboflavin
  • Very high in Thiamin

Why this is bad for you

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

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.14 IU0%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C23.2 mg38.7%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0.14 mg9.3%Top 30%High
Riboflavin0.14 mg8.2%Top 30%High
Niacin2 mg9.8%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.28 mg14%Top 30%High
Folate16.9 mcg4.2%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid0.7 mcg
Vitamin B120.28 mcg4.7%Top 30%High
Pantothenic Acid0.42 mg4.2%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium13.6 mg1.4%Bottom 30%Low
Iron0.84 mg4.7%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium20.9 mg5.2%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus75.8 mg7.6%Mid 40%Average
Potassium0.28 mg0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Sodium83.2 mg3.5%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.7 mg4.7%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.14 mg7%Top 10%Very High
Manganese0.14 mg7%Top 30%High
Selenium3.2 mcg4.6%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate13.2 g4.4%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber1.7 g6.9%Top 30%High
Sugars0.9 g
Glucose0.4 mg
Fructose0.4 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein4.8 g9.5%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.1 mg
Isoleucine0.1 mg
Leucine0.1 mg
Lysine0.3 mg
Methionine0.1 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.1 mg
Tyrosine0.1 mg
Valine0.3 mg
Arginine0.3 mg
Histidine0.1 mg
Alanine0.3 mg
Aspartic Acid0.6 mg
Glutamic Acid0.7 mg
Glycine0.3 mg
Proline0.1 mg
Serine0.1 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat5.2 g8%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat1.4 g7.1%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat2.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.7 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.1 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 842 Calories from Fat 336

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 37.3 g 57.4%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g 51%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 104.9 mg 35%

Sodium 594.4 mg 24.8%

Total Carbohydrates 94.2 g 31.4%

Dietary Fiber 12.3 g49.2%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 34 g 68%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 276.7%

Calcium 9.7% Iron 33.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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