Zucchini With Pasta Recipe

Zucchini With Pasta has a high-calorie, very high-carb, average-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 73.3g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is 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 19.1 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

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

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 4 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 an average density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also a very 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 Zucchini With Pasta, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein16%
 Calories from Fat23%
 Calories from Carbs61%

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

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.33 IU0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol9.2 mcg
Vitamin C16.4 mg27.4%Top 30%High
Vitamin D0.99 IU0.25%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0.33 mg21.9%Top 10%Very High
Riboflavin0.33 mg19.3%Top 10%Very High
Niacin2.3 mg11.5%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60.33 mg16.4%Top 30%High
Folate88.8 mcg22.2%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid61.5 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.33 mg3.3%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium67.8 mg6.8%Top 30%High
Iron1.3 mg7.3%Top 30%High
Magnesium31.9 mg8%Top 30%High
Phosphorus115.1 mg11.5%Mid 40%Average
Potassium287.5 mg8.2%Top 30%High
Sodium121.1 mg5%Mid 40%Average
Zinc0.99 mg6.6%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.33 mg16.4%Top 30%High
Selenium18.8 mcg26.8%Top 30%High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate24.1 g8%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber1.8 g7.4%Top 30%High
Sugars1.9 g
Glucose1 mg
Fructose1 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0.7 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein6.3 g12.6%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.3 mg
Isoleucine0.3 mg
Leucine0.3 mg
Lysine0.3 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.3 mg
Tyrosine0.3 mg
Valine0.3 mg
Arginine0.3 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0.3 mg
Aspartic Acid0.3 mg
Glutamic Acid1.6 mg
Glycine0.3 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.3 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat4 g6.1%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat1.1 g5.6%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.7 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.3 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 474 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 12.1 g 18.6%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g 17%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 11 mg 3.7%

Sodium 368.2 mg 15.3%

Total Carbohydrates 73.3 g 24.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.4%

Sugars 5.8 g

Protein 19.1 g 38.2%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 83.3%

Calcium 20.6% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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