Low Calorie Cheesy Asparagus Recipe

Low Calorie Cheesy Asparagus 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 7.4g 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 4.3 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

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.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 100, for Low Calorie Cheesy Asparagus, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein34%
 Calories from Fat7%
 Calories from Carbs59%

Why this is good for you

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

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1.1 IU0%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C15.6 mg25.9%Top 30%High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin2.2 mg11.1%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate297.8 mcg74.4%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium45.6 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Iron2.2 mg12.3%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium27.8 mg6.9%Top 30%High
Phosphorus107.8 mg10.8%Mid 40%Average
Potassium447.8 mg12.8%Top 10%Very High
Sodium28 mg1.2%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc1.1 mg7.4%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium12.2 mcg17.5%Top 30%High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate8.2 g2.7%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber4 g16%Top 10%Very High
Sugars2.6 g
Glucose1.1 mg
Fructose1.1 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein4.8 g9.6%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 Acid1.1 mg
Glutamic Acid0 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.44 g0.68%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.1 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 40 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.4 g 0.62%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 25.2 mg 1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 7.4 g 2.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.4%

Sugars 2.3 g

Protein 4.3 g 8.6%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 23.3%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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