Brazil: Empadinhas de Camarao (Shrimp Empanadas) Recipe

Brazil: Empadinhas de Camarao (Shrimp Empanadas) Recipe has a very high-calorie, very high-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content.

The food contains 227.92g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is very 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 84.43 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the very high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is very high in saturated fats and low in trans fats.

It has a very high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a low-sodium diet.

It belongs to Brazilian cuisine.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Brazil: Empadinhas de Camarao (Shrimp Empanadas) Recipe has been given a composite ranking of 10, and sparingly.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein11%
 Calories from Fat59%
 Calories from Carbs30%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Protein

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Mineral Analysis

Potassium167.7 mg4.8%Mid 40%Average
Sodium670.4 mg27.9%Top 10%Very High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate19.8 g6.6%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber1.2 g4.7%Mid 40%Average
Sugars1.2 g

Protein Analysis

Protein7.3 g14.7%Mid 40%Average

Fat Analysis

Total Fat17.4 g26.8%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat10 g50.1%Top 10%Very High
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 3026 Calories from Fat 1756

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 200.6 g 308.7%

Saturated Fat 115.3 g 576.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 919 mg 306.3%

Sodium 7710 mg 321.3%

Total Carbohydrates 227.9 g 76%

Dietary Fiber 13.6 g54.4%

Sugars 13.8 g

Protein 84.4 g 168.9%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium Iron

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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