Alton Brown's Eggplant 'pasta' Recipe

Alton Brown's Eggplant 'pasta' has a average-calorie, average-carb, high-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C.

The food contains 18g 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. With 6.2 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Not only that, the high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's high 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 has a low 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 belongs to Italian cuisine.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 87, for Alton Brown's Eggplant 'pasta', and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein7%
 Calories from Fat71%
 Calories from Carbs21%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • Low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Saturated Fat

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.27 IU0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol36 mcg
Vitamin C4.8 mg8.1%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D2.4 IU0.6%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.54 mg2.7%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate18.3 mcg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.27 mg2.7%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium33.3 mg3.3%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.27 mg1.5%Bottom 30%Low
Magnesium12.9 mg3.2%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus39.2 mg3.9%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium211 mg6%Mid 40%Average
Sodium31.3 mg1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.27 mg1.8%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.27 mg13.4%Top 30%High
Selenium0.54 mcg0.77%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4.8 g1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber2.4 g9.6%Top 30%High
Sugars2.1 g
Glucose0.3 mg
Fructose0.3 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein1.7 g3.3%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0 mg
Isoleucine0 mg
Leucine0 mg
Lysine0 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0 mg
Arginine0 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0 mg
Aspartic Acid0.3 mg
Glutamic Acid0.5 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat7.2 g11.1%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat2.7 g13.3%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat3.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash0.8 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 322 Calories from Fat 242

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 26.9 g 41.4%

Saturated Fat 9.9 g 49.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 46.2 mg 15.4%

Sodium 116.5 mg 4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g 6%

Dietary Fiber 8.9 g35.6%

Sugars 7.9 g

Protein 6.2 g 12.4%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 12.4% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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