Heart Smart Collard Greens Recipe

Heart Smart Collard Greens has a average-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 6.5g 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 2.4 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Not only that, the average fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. 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.

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.

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 Heart Smart Collard Greens, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein7%
 Calories from Fat73%
 Calories from Carbs20%

Why this is good for you

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

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2.5 IU0%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C5.8 mg9.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.27 mg1.4%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate29 mcg7.3%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium46 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.27 mg1.5%Bottom 30%Low
Magnesium7.1 mg1.8%Bottom 30%Low
Phosphorus9.9 mg1%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium38.6 mg1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Sodium9.8 mg0.4%Bottom 10%Very Low
Zinc0 mg
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.27 mg13.7%Top 30%High
Selenium0.27 mcg0.39%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate1.78 g0.6%Bottom 10%Very Low
Dietary Fiber0.88 g3.5%Mid 40%Average
Sugars0.3 g
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein0.66 g1.3%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 mg
Glutamic Acid0 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat2.9 g4.4%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.38 g1.9%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat1.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash0.3 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 123 Calories from Fat 95

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 10.5 g 16.2%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g 7%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 35.7 mg 1.5%

Total Carbohydrates 6.5 g 2.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2.4 g 4.8%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 35%

Calcium 16.8% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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