Tex-mex Appetizer Tart Recipe

Tex-mex Appetizer Tart has a high-calorie, average-carb, high-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C.

The food contains 31.9g 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 8 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 high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's average MUFA and average PUFA. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the top 10% of all food items. 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.

It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a 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 an average source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Ideally consumed as an Appetizer.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Tex-mex Appetizer Tart has been given a composite ranking of 35, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein8%
 Calories from Fat62%
 Calories from Carbs30%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin C

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 A407.9 IU8.2%Top 30%High
Retinol37.7 mcg
Vitamin C37.7 mg62.9%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D4.4 IU1.1%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.8 mg8.8%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate40.4 mcg10.1%Top 30%High
Folic Acid22.8 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium157 mg15.7%Top 10%Very High
Iron1.8 mg9.7%Top 30%High
Magnesium17.5 mg4.4%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus132.5 mg13.2%Mid 40%Average
Potassium130.7 mg3.7%Mid 40%Average
Sodium599.5 mg25%Top 10%Very High
Zinc0.88 mg5.8%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium6.1 mcg8.8%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate28 g9.3%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber0.7 g2.8%Mid 40%Average
Sugars3.6 g

Protein Analysis

Protein7 g14%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0 mg
Isoleucine0 mg
Leucine0 mg
Lysine0.9 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0.9 mg
Arginine0 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0 mg
Aspartic Acid0.9 mg
Glutamic Acid1.8 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.9 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat25.3 g38.9%Top 10%Very High
Saturated Fat9.1 g45.6%Top 30%High
Monounsaturated Fat8.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.4 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.8 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 418 Calories from Fat 259

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 28.8 g 44.3%

Saturated Fat 10.4 g 52%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 22.7 mg 7.6%

Sodium 683.4 mg 28.5%

Total Carbohydrates 31.9 g 10.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.8 g3.2%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 8 g 16%

Vitamin A 9.3% Vitamin C 71.7%

Calcium 17.9% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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