Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Zucchini Pasta has a average-calorie, average-carb, average-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin C, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 44.7g 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. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 10.5 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Not only that, the average fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight.

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 3.96 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 low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.

It belongs to Italian cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Zucchini Pasta has been given a composite ranking of 79, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein13%
 Calories from Fat33%
 Calories from Carbs55%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Protein
  • Very high in Niacin
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very low in Cholesterol
  • High in Iron
  • Low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A450 IU9%
Vitamin C16.2 mg27%
Thiamin0.09 mg6%
Niacin6.8 mg34%
Vitamin B60.32 mg16%
Folate308 mcg77%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium110 mg11%
Iron4 mg22%
Magnesium60 mg15%
Potassium328 mg9.4%
Sodium89 mg3.7%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate44.7 g14.9%
Dietary Fiber2.9 g11.6%
Sugars3.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein10.5 g21%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat11.9 g18.3%
Saturated Fat2.4 g12%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 320 Calories from Fat 107

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 11.9 g 18.3%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g 12%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 4 mg 1.3%

Sodium 89 mg 3.7%

Total Carbohydrates 44.7 g 14.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.6%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 10.5 g 21%

Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 27%

Calcium 11% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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