Steamed Broccoli 1 Recipe

Steamed Broccoli 1 has a low-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 10g 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 4.2 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the average fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. 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.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has an average density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, 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.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Steamed Broccoli 1 has been given a composite ranking of 100, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein18%
 Calories from Fat38%
 Calories from Carbs44%

Why this is good for you

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

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A611 IU12.2%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C87.7 mg146.2%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.65 mg3.2%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate61.9 mcg15.5%Top 30%High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.65 mg6.5%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium46.5 mg4.6%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.65 mg3.6%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium20.6 mg5.2%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus64.5 mg6.5%Mid 40%Average
Potassium309.7 mg8.8%Top 30%High
Sodium102.7 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Zinc0.65 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium2.6 mcg3.7%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate6.5 g2.2%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber2.5 g10.1%Top 30%High
Sugars1.6 g
Glucose0.6 mg
Fructose0.6 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein2.7 g5.4%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 Acid0 mg
Glutamic Acid0.6 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat2.5 g3.9%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.32 g1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.3 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 82 Calories from Fat 35

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 3.9 g 6%

Saturated Fat 0.5 g 2.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 159.2 mg 6.6%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 4.2 g 8.4%

Vitamin A 18.9% Vitamin C 226.7%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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