Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus Recipe

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

The food contains 10.1g 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 low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 13.3 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. 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.

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 average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also an average 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 Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus has been given a composite ranking of 95, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein47%
 Calories from Fat18%
 Calories from Carbs35%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Protein
  • High in Vitamin B6
  • High in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very low in Saturated Fat

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A3855 IU77.1%
Vitamin C62.6 mg104.3%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E3 mg10%
Thiamin0.19 mg12.4%
Riboflavin0.26 mg15.1%
Niacin5.5 mg27.3%
Vitamin B60.43 mg21.4%
Folate173.6 mcg43.4%
Vitamin B120.14 mcg2.3%
Pantothenic Acid0.46 mg4.6%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium145 mg14.5%
Iron3 mg16.9%
Magnesium64.8 mg16.2%
Phosphorus155 mg15.5%
Potassium557.5 mg15.9%
Sodium224 mg9.3%
Zinc1.1 mg7.3%
Copper0.27 mg13.6%
Manganese0.65 mg32.7%
Selenium8.5 mcg12.2%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate10.1 g3.4%
Dietary Fiber3.2 g12.8%
Sugars2.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein13.3 g26.6%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat2.3 g3.5%
Saturated Fat0.3 g1.5%
Monounsaturated Fat1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.6 g

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 108 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 2.3 g 3.5%

Saturated Fat 0.3 g 1.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 21.2 mg 7.1%

Sodium 224 mg 9.3%

Total Carbohydrates 10.1 g 3.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.8%

Sugars 2.3 g

Protein 13.3 g 26.6%

Vitamin A 77.1% Vitamin C 104.3%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 16.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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