Steamed Asparagus in the Buff Recipe

Steamed Asparagus in the Buff has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Folate.

The food contains 4.9g 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 2.8 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 low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's low MUFA and low PUFA.

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 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 Steamed Asparagus in the Buff, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein34%
 Calories from Fat6%
 Calories from Carbs60%

Why this is good for you

  • 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 A0.78 IU0.02%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C7 mg11.6%Top 30%High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.78 mg3.9%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate138.8 mcg34.7%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium23.3 mg2.3%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.78 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium14 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus50.4 mg5%Mid 40%Average
Potassium209.3 mg6%Mid 40%Average
Sodium14.7 mg0.6%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.78 mg5.2%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium5.4 mcg7.8%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate3.8 g1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber1.9 g7.4%Top 30%High
Sugars1.2 g
Glucose0.8 mg
Fructose0.8 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein2.2 g4.3%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 Acid0.8 mg
Glutamic Acid0 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.16 g0.24%Bottom 10%Very Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash0.8 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 26 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.2 g 0.31%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 19 mg 0.8%

Total Carbohydrates 4.9 g 1.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.6%

Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 2.8 g 5.6%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 15%

Calcium 3% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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