Tuna Zucchini Cakes Recipe

Tuna Zucchini Cakes has a average-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin B12 and Niacin.

The food contains 8.8g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low 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. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 13.7 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. 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".

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 a very high 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 Tuna Zucchini Cakes has been given a composite ranking of 12, and sparingly.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein48%
 Calories from Fat22%
 Calories from Carbs31%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Protein
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Low in Saturated Fat
  • High in Vitamin B12

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A610 IU12.2%
Vitamin C2.2 mg3.7%
Vitamin D6.4 IU1.6%
Vitamin E0.62 mg2.1%
Thiamin0.05 mg3.4%
Riboflavin0.16 mg9.2%
Niacin6.3 mg31.7%
Vitamin B60.21 mg10.7%
Folate28.4 mcg7.1%
Vitamin B121.4 mcg23.3%
Pantothenic Acid0.39 mg3.9%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium27 mg2.7%
Iron1.7 mg9.2%
Magnesium26.8 mg6.7%
Phosphorus123 mg12.3%
Potassium253 mg7.2%
Sodium881.9 mg36.7%
Zinc0.65 mg4.3%
Copper0.1 mg4.9%
Manganese0.18 mg8.8%
Selenium40.5 mcg57.8%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate8.8 g2.9%
Dietary Fiber1.1 g4.4%
Sugars0.8 g

Protein Analysis

Protein13.7 g27.4%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat2.8 g4.3%
Saturated Fat0.7 g3.5%
Monounsaturated Fat1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 117 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 2.8 g 4.3%

Saturated Fat 0.7 g 3.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 65.9 mg 22%

Sodium 881.9 mg 36.7%

Total Carbohydrates 8.8 g 2.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 13.7 g 27.4%

Vitamin A 12.2% Vitamin C 3.7%

Calcium 2.7% Iron 9.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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