Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup has a average-calorie, average-carb, low-fat and high-protein content.

The food contains 33.2g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average 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 average sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 15 gms of protein, it is high 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 high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

It belongs to Mexican cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Soup.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 74, for Mexican Lentil Soup, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein31%
 Calories from Fat0%
 Calories from Carbs69%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Protein
  • No Cholesterol
  • No Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A75 IU1.5%
Vitamin C6.2 mg10.3%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E0.2 mg0.67%
Thiamin0.04 mg2.7%
Riboflavin0.03 mg2%
Niacin0.48 mg2.4%
Vitamin B60.14 mg7%
Folate5.2 mcg1.3%
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.11 mg1.1%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium26 mg2.6%
Iron0.7 mg3.9%
Magnesium10 mg2.5%
Phosphorus24 mg2.4%
Potassium576.7 mg16.5%
Sodium866.8 mg36.1%
Zinc0.17 mg1.1%
Copper0.06 mg3%
Manganese0.07 mg3.3%
Selenium1.1 mcg1.6%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate33.2 g11.1%
Dietary Fiber15.5 g62%
Sugars5 g

Protein Analysis

Protein15 g30%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.1 g0.15%
Saturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 140 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.1 g 0.15%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 866.8 mg 36.1%

Total Carbohydrates 33.2 g 11.1%

Dietary Fiber 15.5 g62%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 15 g 30%

Vitamin A 1.5% Vitamin C 10.3%

Calcium 2.6% Iron 3.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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