Pasta Formaggio Recipe

Pasta Formaggio has a high-calorie, high-carb, high-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 68.2g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is high 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 19.7 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 high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average MUFA and low PUFA.

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 is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also a very high 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 Pasta Formaggio has been given a composite ranking of 49, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein16%
 Calories from Fat27%
 Calories from Carbs56%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Niacin
  • Very high in Riboflavin
  • Very high in Thiamin
  • High in Calcium
  • Very high in Folate

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • High in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A484.3 IU9.7%Top 10%Very High
Retinol54.5 mcg
Vitamin C3 mg5.1%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D4 IU1%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0.51 mg33.7%Top 10%Very High
Riboflavin0.51 mg29.7%Top 10%Very High
Niacin3 mg15.2%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate104.5 mcg26.1%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid87.9 mcg
Vitamin B120.51 mcg8.4%Top 30%High
Pantothenic Acid0.51 mg5.1%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium120.7 mg12.1%Top 30%High
Iron1.5 mg8.4%Top 30%High
Magnesium31.8 mg8%Top 30%High
Phosphorus165.2 mg16.5%Top 30%High
Potassium179.8 mg5.1%Mid 40%Average
Sodium349.6 mg14.6%Top 30%High
Zinc1 mg6.7%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.51 mg25.3%Top 30%High
Selenium28.3 mcg40.4%Top 10%Very High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate34.4 g11.5%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber1.9 g7.7%Top 30%High
Sugars1.6 g
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose1 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein9.9 g19.9%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 mg
Alanine0.5 mg
Aspartic Acid0.5 mg
Glutamic Acid3 mg
Glycine0.5 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.5 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat7.4 g11.4%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat4.2 g21.2%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash2 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 488 Calories from Fat 132

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 14.7 g 22.6%

Saturated Fat 8.4 g 42%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 42.2 mg 14.1%

Sodium 692.2 mg 28.8%

Total Carbohydrates 68.2 g 22.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.2%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 19.7 g 39.4%

Vitamin A 19.2% Vitamin C 10%

Calcium 23.9% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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