Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink) Recipe

Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink) has a high-calorie, very high-carb, average-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Thiamin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 71.8g 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. Its high sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 9.7 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 average fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 3.96 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 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.

Ideally consumed as a Beverage.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink) has been given a composite ranking of 55, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein10%
 Calories from Fat17%
 Calories from Carbs73%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Thiamin
  • Very high in Calcium
  • High in Iron
  • Low in Sodium
  • Very high in Folate

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Saturated Fat

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A200 IU4%
Vitamin C1.8 mg3%
Thiamin0.47 mg31%
Niacin6.4 mg32%
Vitamin B60.16 mg8%
Folate256 mcg64%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium340 mg34%
Iron4 mg22%
Magnesium52 mg13%
Potassium345 mg9.9%
Sodium109 mg4.5%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate71.8 g23.9%
Dietary Fiber0.8 g3.2%
Sugars34.7 g

Protein Analysis

Protein9.7 g19.4%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat7.5 g11.5%
Saturated Fat4.4 g22%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 396 Calories from Fat 67

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7.5 g 11.5%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g 22%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 27 mg 9%

Sodium 109 mg 4.5%

Total Carbohydrates 71.8 g 23.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.8 g3.2%

Sugars 34.7 g

Protein 9.7 g 19.4%

Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 3%

Calcium 34% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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