Mexican Lentil Stew Recipe

Mexican Lentil Stew has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A.

The food contains 13.6g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low 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 sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 5.1 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

On top of that, the low fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. 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".

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 belongs to Mexican cuisine.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Mexican Lentil Stew has been given a composite ranking of 89, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein23%
 Calories from Fat17%
 Calories from Carbs60%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Vitamin A
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1385 IU27.7%
Vitamin C3.5 mg5.9%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E0.26 mg0.87%
Thiamin0.02 mg1.1%
Riboflavin0.01 mg0.7%
Niacin0.18 mg0.9%
Vitamin B60.05 mg2.4%
Folate5.6 mcg1.4%
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.06 mg0.6%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium9 mg0.9%
Iron0.13 mg0.7%
Magnesium3.6 mg0.9%
Phosphorus10 mg1%
Potassium81 mg2.3%
Sodium137.7 mg5.7%
Zinc0.06 mg0.4%
Copper0.02 mg0.8%
Manganese0.05 mg2.4%
Selenium0.21 mcg0.3%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate13.6 g4.5%
Dietary Fiber4.5 g18%
Sugars1.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein5.1 g10.2%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat1.7 g2.6%
Saturated Fat0.2 g1%
Monounsaturated Fat1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 82 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1.7 g 2.6%

Saturated Fat 0.2 g 1%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 137.7 mg 5.7%

Total Carbohydrates 13.6 g 4.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 5.1 g 10.2%

Vitamin A 27.7% Vitamin C 5.9%

Calcium 0.9% Iron 0.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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