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#1 Favorite Mexican Casserole Recipe

#1 Favorite Mexican Casserole has a very high-calorie, average-carb, high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 44.8g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average 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 36.4 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. 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 very high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also a high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

It belongs to Mexican cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 52, for #1 Favorite Mexican Casserole, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein25%
 Calories from Fat44%
 Calories from Carbs31%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Diet Suitability

DietSuitability
Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietAVERAGE

Vitamin Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Vitamin A0.27 IU0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol52.2 mcg
Vitamin C8.5 mg14.2%Top 30%High
Vitamin D5.5 IU1.4%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.9 mg9.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.27 mg13.7%Top 30%High
Folate30.5 mcg7.6%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120.27 mcg4.6%Top 30%High
Pantothenic Acid0.55 mg5.5%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Calcium148.6 mg14.9%Top 10%Very High
Iron0.82 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium27.2 mg6.8%Top 30%High
Phosphorus163.7 mg16.4%Top 30%High
Potassium257.1 mg7.3%Top 30%High
Sodium333 mg13.9%Top 30%High
Zinc1.1 mg7.3%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.27 mg13.7%Top 30%High
Selenium5.8 mcg8.2%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Total Carbohydrate12.3 g4.1%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber2.3 g9.3%Top 30%High
Sugars2 g
Glucose0.5 mg
Fructose0.5 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Protein10 g20%Top 30%High
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.3 mg
Isoleucine0.5 mg
Leucine0.5 mg
Lysine0.8 mg
Methionine0.3 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.5 mg
Tyrosine0.3 mg
Valine0.5 mg
Arginine0.5 mg
Histidine0.3 mg
Alanine0.5 mg
Aspartic Acid0.8 mg
Glutamic Acid1.9 mg
Glycine0.3 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.5 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Total Fat7.7 g11.8%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat4.4 g22.1%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

NameAmount%DVRankInterpretation
Alcohol0 g
Ash1.9 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 562 Calories from Fat 251

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 27.9 g 42.9%

Saturated Fat 16.1 g 80.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 108.8 mg 36.3%

Sodium 1212 mg 50.5%

Total Carbohydrates 44.8 g 14.9%

Dietary Fiber 8.5 g34%

Sugars 7.2 g

Protein 36.4 g 72.8%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 51.7%

Calcium 54.1% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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