Shallow Fried Okras Recipe

Shallow Fried Okras has a low-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C.

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 1.5 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its average 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. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the top 10% of all food items.

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 low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average 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.

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 Shallow Fried Okras, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein10%
 Calories from Fat58%
 Calories from Carbs32%

Why this is good for you

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

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A796.4 IU15.9%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C28.6 mg47.6%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.8 mg8.9%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate83.9 mcg21%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium119.6 mg12%Top 30%High
Iron3.6 mg19.8%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium73.2 mg18.3%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus80.4 mg8%Mid 40%Average
Potassium412.5 mg11.8%Top 10%Very High
Sodium15.2 mg0.6%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0 mg
Copper0 mg
Manganese1.8 mg89.3%Top 10%Very High
Selenium1.8 mcg2.6%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate8.8 g2.9%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber3.4 g13.6%Top 10%Very High
Sugars1.3 g
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein2.7 g5.4%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

Fat Analysis

Total Fat7 g10.7%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat0.71 g3.6%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat1.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.6 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.8 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 55 Calories from Fat 35

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 3.9 g 6%

Saturated Fat 0.4 g 2%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 8.5 mg 0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 4.9 g 1.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.6%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 1.5 g 3%

Vitamin A 8.9% Vitamin C 26.7%

Calcium 6.7% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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