Courgette (Zucchini) Cake Recipe

Courgette (Zucchini) Cake has a very high-calorie, high-carb, high-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Folate.

The food contains 58.1g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and high 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 7.3 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average MUFA and average PUFA. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the top 10% of all food items. It is also ranked in the top 10 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

It has an average density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. It is also a high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Ideally consumed as a Dessert.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 36, for Courgette (Zucchini) Cake, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein6%
 Calories from Fat49%
 Calories from Carbs45%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Folate

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • High in Saturated Fat

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A202.1 IU4%Top 30%High
Retinol48.6 mcg
Vitamin C2.8 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D16 IU4%Top 30%High
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.4 mg6.9%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate56.9 mcg14.2%Top 30%High
Folic Acid37.5 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.69 mg6.9%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium79.2 mg7.9%Top 30%High
Iron1.4 mg7.7%Top 30%High
Magnesium11.1 mg2.8%Bottom 30%Low
Phosphorus150 mg15%Top 30%High
Potassium100 mg2.9%Mid 40%Average
Sodium178.2 mg7.4%Mid 40%Average
Zinc0.69 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium13.9 mcg19.8%Top 30%High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate40.3 g13.4%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber0.76 g3.1%Mid 40%Average
Sugars21.1 g
Glucose2.8 mg
Fructose3.5 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein5.1 g10.1%Mid 40%Average
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 Acid0.7 mg
Glutamic Acid1.4 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat19.2 g29.6%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat3.8 g19.1%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat8.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat6.3 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.4 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 508 Calories from Fat 249

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 27.7 g 42.6%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g 27.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 102.3 mg 34.1%

Sodium 256.6 mg 10.7%

Total Carbohydrates 58.1 g 19.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 30.4 g

Protein 7.3 g 14.6%

Vitamin A 5.8% Vitamin C 6.7%

Calcium 11.4% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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