Crispy Spinach Recipe

Crispy Spinach has a low-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 7.3g 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 5.3 gms of protein, it is average 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. 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 gives a good yield of Iron at 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 low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is high 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.

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

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein22%
 Calories from Fat47%
 Calories from Carbs31%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • No Cholesterol
  • Low in Saturated Fat
  • High in Calcium
  • High in Iron
  • Low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A7.8 IU0.2%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C36.9 mg61.5%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.71 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate179.4 mcg44.9%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium151.1 mg15.1%Top 10%Very High
Iron3.5 mg19.7%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium93.6 mg23.4%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus85.8 mg8.6%Mid 40%Average
Potassium541.1 mg15.5%Top 10%Very High
Sodium71.1 mg3%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.71 mg4.7%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.71 mg35.5%Top 10%Very High
Manganese0.71 mg35.5%Top 10%Very High
Selenium2.8 mcg4.1%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate5.2 g1.7%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber2.8 g11.1%Top 30%High
Sugars0.6 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 Acid0.7 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat3.5 g5.3%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat0.5 g2.5%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat1.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.4 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash2.1 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 83 Calories from Fat 44

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 4.9 g 7.5%

Saturated Fat 0.7 g 3.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 100.2 mg 4.2%

Total Carbohydrates 7.3 g 2.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 5.3 g 10.6%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 86.7%

Calcium 21.3% Iron 27.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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