Zucchini cake & Frosting Recipe

Zucchini cake & Frosting has a average-calorie, average-carb, high-fat and average-protein content.

The food contains 39.1g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and high 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 high sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 7.5 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 high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average MUFA and average 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 an average density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. It is also high in Selenium, an important antioxidant especially in combination with Vitamin E. Given that this is also average in Vitamin E, it is qualifies as good food source.

Ideally consumed as a Dessert.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 25, for Zucchini cake & Frosting, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein8%
 Calories from Fat47%
 Calories from Carbs44%

Why this is good for you

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A555 IU11.1%
Vitamin C1.1 mg1.8%
Vitamin D22.4 IU5.6%
Vitamin E3.7 mg12.5%
Thiamin0.15 mg10.2%
Riboflavin0.29 mg17.2%
Niacin0.98 mg4.9%
Vitamin B60.11 mg5.3%
Folate51.2 mcg12.8%
Vitamin B120.41 mcg6.8%
Pantothenic Acid0.62 mg6.2%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium63 mg6.3%
Iron1.5 mg8.5%
Magnesium19.6 mg4.9%
Phosphorus121 mg12.1%
Potassium138.3 mg4%
Sodium258.5 mg10.8%
Zinc0.74 mg4.9%
Copper0.12 mg6.1%
Manganese0.34 mg16.9%
Selenium17.4 mcg24.8%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate39.1 g13%
Dietary Fiber1.1 g4.4%
Sugars27.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein7.5 g15%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat18.6 g28.6%
Saturated Fat3.5 g17.5%
Monounsaturated Fat9.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.4 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 349 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 18.6 g 28.6%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g 17.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 177.8 mg 59.3%

Sodium 258.5 mg 10.8%

Total Carbohydrates 39.1 g 13%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 27.3 g

Protein 7.5 g 15%

Vitamin A 11.1% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 6.3% Iron 8.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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