Mexican Lentil Meat Balls Recipe

Mexican Lentil Meat Balls has a average-calorie, average-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Folate.

The food contains 18.1g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average 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 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 low fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. 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 an average 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 Mexican cuisine.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Mexican Lentil Meat Balls has been given a composite ranking of 92, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein26%
 Calories from Fat7%
 Calories from Carbs67%

Why this is good for you

  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Folate

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A15 IU0.3%
Vitamin C1.2 mg2%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E0.14 mg0.47%
Thiamin0.18 mg12.2%
Riboflavin0.06 mg3.7%
Niacin0.82 mg4.1%
Vitamin B60.14 mg6.8%
Folate124.4 mcg31.1%
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.54 mg5.4%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium28 mg2.8%
Iron3.1 mg17.1%
Magnesium43.2 mg10.8%
Phosphorus168 mg16.8%
Potassium281.8 mg8.1%
Sodium145.1 mg6%
Zinc1.2 mg8.1%
Copper0.24 mg11.9%
Manganese0.78 mg38.9%
Selenium2 mcg2.8%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate18.1 g6%
Dietary Fiber6.2 g24.8%
Sugars0.7 g

Protein Analysis

Protein7 g14%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.9 g1.4%
Saturated Fat0.1 g0.5%
Monounsaturated Fat0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3 g

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 104 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.9 g 1.4%

Saturated Fat 0.1 g 0.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 145.1 mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates 18.1 g 6%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g24.8%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 7 g 14%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 17.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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