Lucia's Walnut Cake Recipe

Lucia's Walnut Cake has a average-calorie, low-carb, high-fat and average-protein content.

The food contains 13.9g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low 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. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 7.6 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. It's low MUFA and high 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".

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low 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.

Ideally consumed as a Dessert.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 77, for Lucia's Walnut Cake, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein12%
 Calories from Fat67%
 Calories from Carbs21%

Why this is good for you

  • No Cholesterol
  • Low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A10 IU0.2%
Vitamin C0.42 mg0.7%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E0.88 mg2.9%
Thiamin0.1 mg6.8%
Riboflavin0.05 mg2.7%
Niacin0.6 mg3%
Vitamin B60.16 mg8.1%
Folate29.6 mcg7.4%
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.17 mg1.7%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium30 mg3%
Iron0.88 mg4.9%
Magnesium47.6 mg11.9%
Phosphorus104 mg10.4%
Potassium132.5 mg3.8%
Sodium61.2 mg2.6%
Zinc0.93 mg6.2%
Copper0.48 mg23.8%
Manganese1 mg51.2%
Selenium1.5 mcg2.1%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate13.9 g4.6%
Dietary Fiber2 g8%
Sugars10.6 g

Protein Analysis

Protein7.6 g15.2%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat19.6 g30.2%
Saturated Fat1.8 g9%
Monounsaturated Fat2.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat14.2 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 247 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 19.6 g 30.2%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g 9%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 61.2 mg 2.6%

Total Carbohydrates 13.9 g 4.6%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 10.6 g

Protein 7.6 g 15.2%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.7%

Calcium 3% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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