Easy and delicious cream of broccoli Recipe

Easy and delicious cream of broccoli has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 8.9g 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 5.9 gms of protein, it is average 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 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 has a low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a 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 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 98, for Easy and delicious cream of broccoli, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein35%
 Calories from Fat13%
 Calories from Carbs52%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very low in Cholesterol
  • Low in Saturated Fat
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2195 IU43.9%
Vitamin C84.7 mg141.2%
Vitamin D24.8 IU6.2%
Vitamin E1.7 mg5.5%
Thiamin0.1 mg6.5%
Riboflavin0.3 mg17.5%
Niacin4.9 mg24.5%
Vitamin B60.22 mg10.8%
Folate88 mcg22%
Vitamin B120.62 mcg10.3%
Pantothenic Acid0.76 mg7.6%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium139 mg13.9%
Iron1.8 mg9.9%
Magnesium39.6 mg9.9%
Phosphorus239 mg23.9%
Potassium754.1 mg21.5%
Sodium1 mg0%
Zinc1 mg6.7%
Copper0.24 mg12.2%
Manganese0.65 mg32.3%
Selenium8.3 mcg11.9%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate8.9 g3%
Dietary Fiber2.8 g11.2%
Sugars0.9 g

Protein Analysis

Protein5.9 g11.8%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat1 g1.5%
Saturated Fat0.8 g4%
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.7 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 59 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1 g 1.5%

Saturated Fat 0.8 g 4%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 5 mg 1.7%

Sodium 1 mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 8.9 g 3%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.2%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 5.9 g 11.8%

Vitamin A 43.9% Vitamin C 141.2%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 9.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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