Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pesto Recipe

Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pesto has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A.

The food contains 8g 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 2 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. 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".

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. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

It belongs to Italian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

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 Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pesto, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein12%
 Calories from Fat39%
 Calories from Carbs48%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very low in Cholesterol
  • Low in Saturated Fat
  • Low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2050 IU41%
Vitamin C8.3 mg13.8%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E0.22 mg0.73%
Thiamin0.08 mg5.5%
Riboflavin0.12 mg6.8%
Niacin0.82 mg4.1%
Vitamin B60.16 mg8.1%
Folate32 mcg8%
Vitamin B120.08 mcg1.4%
Pantothenic Acid0.25 mg2.5%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium52 mg5.2%
Iron0.7 mg3.9%
Magnesium40.4 mg10.1%
Phosphorus88 mg8.8%
Potassium458.4 mg13.1%
Sodium107.3 mg4.5%
Zinc0.47 mg3.1%
Copper0.16 mg7.8%
Manganese0.32 mg16.1%
Selenium1.1 mcg1.6%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate8 g2.7%
Dietary Fiber2.6 g10.4%
Sugars3.1 g

Protein Analysis

Protein2 g4%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat2.9 g4.5%
Saturated Fat1 g5%
Monounsaturated Fat0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 61 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 2.9 g 4.5%

Saturated Fat 1 g 5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 4.7 mg 1.6%

Sodium 107.3 mg 4.5%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g 2.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.4%

Sugars 3.1 g

Protein 2 g 4%

Vitamin A 41% Vitamin C 13.8%

Calcium 5.2% Iron 3.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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