Sauteed Baby Spinach and Garlic Recipe

Sauteed Baby Spinach and Garlic has a low-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 4.7g 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 low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 2.9 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its average fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average 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.

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. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Sauteed Baby Spinach and Garlic has been given a composite ranking of 100, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein16%
 Calories from Fat59%
 Calories from Carbs26%

Why this is good for you

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

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A10.4 IU0.2%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C36.4 mg60.6%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.3 mg6.5%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate239 mcg59.7%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium131.2 mg13.1%Top 10%Very High
Iron3.9 mg21.6%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium98.7 mg24.7%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus68.8 mg6.9%Mid 40%Average
Potassium706.5 mg20.2%Top 10%Very High
Sodium98.1 mg4.1%Mid 40%Average
Zinc1.3 mg8.7%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese1.3 mg64.9%Top 10%Very High
Selenium2.6 mcg3.7%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate6.1 g2%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber2.7 g10.9%Top 30%High
Sugars0.5 g
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein3.8 g7.5%Mid 40%Average
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 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat6.2 g9.6%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat0.78 g3.9%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat3.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.3 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash2.6 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 68 Calories from Fat 44

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 4.8 g 7.4%

Saturated Fat 0.6 g 3%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 75.5 mg 3.1%

Total Carbohydrates 4.7 g 1.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.4%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 2.9 g 5.8%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 46.7%

Calcium 10.1% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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