Tropical Green Beans Recipe

Tropical Green Beans has a high-calorie, average-carb, high-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 34.3g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low 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. With 8.3 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 high MUFA and average PUFA. 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 gives a good yield of Iron at 5 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. 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 high 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.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 92, for Tropical Green Beans, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein8%
 Calories from Fat61%
 Calories from Carbs31%

Why this is good for you

  • No Cholesterol
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.51 IU0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C21.2 mg35.4%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.5 mg7.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.51 mg25.3%Top 10%Very High
Folate56.6 mcg14.1%Top 30%High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.51 mg5.1%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium79.3 mg7.9%Top 30%High
Iron2.5 mg14%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium55.6 mg13.9%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus100.5 mg10.1%Mid 40%Average
Potassium0.51 mg0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Sodium506.2 mg21.1%Top 30%High
Zinc1 mg6.7%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese1 mg50.5%Top 10%Very High
Selenium2 mcg2.9%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate17.3 g5.8%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber4.8 g19.4%Top 10%Very High
Starch1 g
Sugars7.9 g
Sucrose0.5 mg
Glucose3 mg
Fructose2.5 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein4.2 g8.4%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0 mg
Isoleucine0 mg
Leucine0 mg
Lysine0 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0 mg
Arginine0 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0 mg
Aspartic Acid0.5 mg
Glutamic Acid0.5 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat15.2 g23.4%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat2.1 g10.4%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat10.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water160.1 g
Ash3 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 414 Calories from Fat 270

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 30.1 g 46.3%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g 20.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1002.2 mg 41.8%

Total Carbohydrates 34.3 g 11.4%

Dietary Fiber 9.6 g38.4%

Sugars 15.6 g

Protein 8.3 g 16.6%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 70%

Calcium 15.7% Iron 27.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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