Low Fat Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Low Fat Sausage and Peppers has a average-calorie, average-carb, average-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin C, Thiamin and Folate.

The food contains 48.1g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average 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 18.3 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.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 3.67 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. It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a low-sodium diet.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Low Fat Sausage and Peppers has been given a composite ranking of 70, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein22%
 Calories from Fat20%
 Calories from Carbs58%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Thiamin
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • High in Iron
  • Very high in Folate

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A995 IU19.9%
Vitamin C72.4 mg120.7%
Vitamin D6.8 IU1.7%
Vitamin E0.12 mg0.4%
Thiamin0.55 mg36.9%
Riboflavin0.3 mg17.9%
Niacin3.6 mg18.2%
Vitamin B60.1 mg5.2%
Folate172 mcg43%
Vitamin B120.01 mcg0.1%
Pantothenic Acid0.19 mg1.9%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium67 mg6.7%
Iron3.7 mg20.4%
Magnesium6 mg1.5%
Phosphorus19 mg1.9%
Potassium116.9 mg3.3%
Sodium541.4 mg22.6%
Zinc0.12 mg0.8%
Copper0.07 mg3.4%
Manganese0.07 mg3.5%
Selenium1.1 mcg1.5%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate48.1 g16%
Dietary Fiber6.8 g27.2%
Sugars4.7 g

Protein Analysis

Protein18.3 g36.6%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat7.4 g11.4%
Saturated Fat1.5 g7.5%
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 321 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7.4 g 11.4%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g 7.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 37.5 mg 12.5%

Sodium 541.4 mg 22.6%

Total Carbohydrates 48.1 g 16%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.2%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 18.3 g 36.6%

Vitamin A 19.9% Vitamin C 120.7%

Calcium 6.7% Iron 20.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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