Simple Steamed Broccoli Recipe

Simple Steamed Broccoli has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 10g 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. With 4.2 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

On top of that, the low fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's low MUFA and low PUFA.

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. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also an average source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Simple Steamed Broccoli has been given a composite ranking of 100, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein27%
 Calories from Fat7%
 Calories from Carbs65%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • No Cholesterol
  • No Saturated Fat
  • Very low in Sodium
  • High in Folate

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A448.8 IU9%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C64.5 mg107.4%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.47 mg2.4%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate45.5 mcg11.4%Top 30%High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.47 mg4.7%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium34.6 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.47 mg2.6%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium15.6 mg3.9%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus47.4 mg4.7%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium228 mg6.5%Top 30%High
Sodium24.6 mg1%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.47 mg3.2%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium1.9 mcg2.7%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4.7 g1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber1.8 g7.4%Top 30%High
Sugars1.2 g
Glucose0.5 mg
Fructose0.5 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein2 g4%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0 mg
Isoleucine0 mg
Leucine0 mg
Lysine0 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0 mg
Arginine0 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0 mg
Aspartic Acid0 mg
Glutamic Acid0.5 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.24 g0.36%Bottom 10%Very Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash0.5 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 52 Calories from Fat 5

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.5 g 0.77%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 51.9 mg 2.2%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 4.2 g 8.4%

Vitamin A 18.9% Vitamin C 226.7%

Calcium 7.3% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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