Mandarin, Chicken & Almond Salad Recipe

Mandarin, Chicken & Almond Salad has a average-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Niacin.

The food contains 10.3g 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 average sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 32.3 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.

Because of its average fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average 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 has an average density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average 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.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Mandarin, Chicken & Almond Salad has been given a composite ranking of 76, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein53%
 Calories from Fat29%
 Calories from Carbs17%

Why this is good for you

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

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Cholesterol

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A3235 IU64.7%
Vitamin C17.7 mg29.5%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E2.5 mg8.2%
Thiamin0.16 mg10.7%
Riboflavin0.22 mg12.9%
Niacin14.7 mg73.5%
Vitamin B60.77 mg38.5%
Folate49.2 mcg12.3%
Vitamin B120.48 mcg8%
Pantothenic Acid1.1 mg10.7%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium103 mg10.3%
Iron2.6 mg14.7%
Magnesium80 mg20%
Phosphorus305 mg30.5%
Potassium525.8 mg15%
Sodium252.2 mg10.5%
Zinc1.7 mg11%
Copper0.26 mg12.8%
Manganese0.45 mg22.7%
Selenium23.2 mcg33.1%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate10.3 g3.4%
Dietary Fiber2.5 g10%
Sugars6.8 g

Protein Analysis

Protein32.3 g64.6%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat7.9 g12.2%
Saturated Fat1.1 g5.5%
Monounsaturated Fat4.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.8 g

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 243 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7.9 g 12.2%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g 5.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 73 mg 24.3%

Sodium 252.2 mg 10.5%

Total Carbohydrates 10.3 g 3.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 32.3 g 64.6%

Vitamin A 64.7% Vitamin C 29.5%

Calcium 10.3% Iron 14.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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