Zucchini Pasta with Ricotta Recipe

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

The food contains 97g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is very high 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. Its average sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 21 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the average fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is average in saturated fats and low in trans 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 4.5 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. It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a low-sodium diet.

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

Based on the composite nutritive standing Zucchini Pasta with Ricotta has been given a composite ranking of 69, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein14%
 Calories from Fat20%
 Calories from Carbs66%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Low in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • High in Iron

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A500 IU10%
Vitamin C60 mg100%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium150 mg15%
Iron4.5 mg25%
Potassium920 mg26.3%
Sodium1020 mg42.5%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate97 g32.3%
Dietary Fiber8 g32%
Sugars10 g

Protein Analysis

Protein21 g42%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat13 g20%
Saturated Fat3.5 g17.5%
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 580 Calories from Fat 120

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 13 g 20%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g 17.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15 mg 5%

Sodium 1020 mg 42.5%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g 32.3%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 21 g 42%

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 100%

Calcium 15% Iron 25%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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