Basil Pesto no Cheese Recipe

Basil Pesto no Cheese has a average-calorie, low-carb, high-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin B6.

The food contains 12.5g 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 4.9 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. 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 gives a good yield of Iron at 7.54 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 a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is high 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.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Basil Pesto no Cheese has been given a composite ranking of 96, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein9%
 Calories from Fat67%
 Calories from Carbs24%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • High in Vitamin E
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1565 IU31.3%
Vitamin C10.2 mg17%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E4.5 mg14.9%
Thiamin0.05 mg3.5%
Riboflavin0.15 mg8.7%
Niacin1.6 mg8.1%
Vitamin B60.4 mg20.1%
Folate49.2 mcg12.3%
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.04 mg0.4%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium382 mg38.2%
Iron7.5 mg41.9%
Magnesium102.8 mg25.7%
Phosphorus138 mg13.8%
Potassium658.3 mg18.8%
Sodium5.8 mg0.2%
Zinc1.4 mg9.2%
Copper0.36 mg18%
Manganese0.83 mg41.4%
Selenium0.98 mcg1.4%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate12.5 g4.2%
Dietary Fiber8.1 g32.4%
Sugars0.9 g

Protein Analysis

Protein4.9 g9.8%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat15.7 g24.2%
Saturated Fat1.7 g8.5%
Monounsaturated Fat10.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.6 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 190 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 15.7 g 24.2%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g 8.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5.8 mg 0.2%

Total Carbohydrates 12.5 g 4.2%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.4%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 4.9 g 9.8%

Vitamin A 31.3% Vitamin C 17%

Calcium 38.2% Iron 41.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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