Margherita Pizza Recipe

Margherita Pizza has a high-calorie, low-carb, high-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.

The food contains 6.2g 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. With 19.6 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Not only that, the high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's high MUFA and low PUFA. It is also ranked in the top 10 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable 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. It is also an average source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

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

Based on the composite nutritive standing Margherita Pizza has been given a composite ranking of 51, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein21%
 Calories from Fat73%
 Calories from Carbs7%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Calcium
  • Very high in Vitamin B12

Why this is bad for you

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

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietAVERAGE
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.54 IU0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol71.4 mcg
Vitamin C7 mg11.7%Top 30%High
Vitamin D6.5 IU1.6%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.54 mg2.7%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate11.4 mcg2.8%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B121.1 mcg18%Top 10%Very High
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium264.3 mg26.4%Top 10%Very High
Iron0.54 mg3%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium15.7 mg3.9%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus185.9 mg18.6%Top 30%High
Potassium162.7 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Sodium458.1 mg19.1%Top 30%High
Zinc1.6 mg10.8%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium7 mcg10%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate3.4 g1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber0.7 g2.8%Mid 40%Average
Sugars1.8 g
Glucose0.5 mg
Fructose0.5 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein10.6 g21.2%Top 30%High
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.5 mg
Isoleucine0.5 mg
Leucine0.5 mg
Lysine0.5 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.5 mg
Tyrosine0.5 mg
Valine0.5 mg
Arginine0.5 mg
Histidine0.5 mg
Alanine0.5 mg
Aspartic Acid0.5 mg
Glutamic Acid2.2 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline1.1 mg
Serine0.5 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat16.6 g25.6%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat6.5 g32.4%Top 30%High
Monounsaturated Fat8.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.1 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash2.2 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 376 Calories from Fat 277

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 30.8 g 47.4%

Saturated Fat 12 g 60%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 60.1 mg 20%

Sodium 847.5 mg 35.3%

Total Carbohydrates 6.2 g 2.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.2%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 19.6 g 39.2%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 21.7%

Calcium 48.9% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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