Polenta has a average-calorie, average-carb, low-fat and average-protein content.

The food contains 41.45g 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. With 4.37 gms of protein, it is average 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.

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.

Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Polenta has been given a composite ranking of 72, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein9%
 Calories from Fat9%
 Calories from Carbs83%

Why this is good for you

  • No Cholesterol
  • No Saturated Fat
  • No Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Mineral Analysis

Sodium0 mg

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate41.4 g13.8%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars0 g

Protein Analysis

Protein4.4 g8.7%Mid 40%Average

Fat Analysis

Total Fat1.9 g3%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 441 Calories from Fat 40

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 4.4 g 6.8%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 0 mg

Total Carbohydrates 94 g 31.3%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Protein 9.9 g 19.8%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium Iron

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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