Pesto (Vegan) With Spinach & Avocado Recipe

Pesto (Vegan) With Spinach & Avocado has a average-calorie, low-carb, high-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C, Thiamin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 12.9g 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. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 7.2 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average MUFA and average 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.

It has a low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a 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.

It belongs to Italian cuisine.

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 Pesto (Vegan) With Spinach & Avocado, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein13%
 Calories from Fat64%
 Calories from Carbs23%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Thiamin
  • No Cholesterol
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1.7 IU0%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C29.3 mg48.9%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0.86 mg57.5%Top 10%Very High
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin4.3 mg21.6%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate261.2 mcg65.3%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid1.7 mg17.2%Top 10%Very High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium56 mg5.6%Mid 40%Average
Iron2.6 mg14.4%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium60.3 mg15.1%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus148.3 mg14.8%Top 30%High
Potassium508.6 mg14.5%Top 10%Very High
Sodium21.9 mg0.9%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc1.7 mg11.5%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.86 mg43.1%Top 10%Very High
Selenium0.86 mcg1.2%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate11.1 g3.7%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber6.5 g25.9%Top 10%Very High
Sugars0.8 g
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein6.2 g12.4%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0 mg
Isoleucine0 mg
Leucine0 mg
Lysine0 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0 mg
Arginine0.9 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0 mg
Aspartic Acid0.9 mg
Glutamic Acid0.9 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat13.5 g20.8%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat1.5 g7.3%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.3 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.7 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 198 Calories from Fat 141

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 15.7 g 24.2%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g 8.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 25.4 mg 1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 12.9 g 4.3%

Dietary Fiber 7.5 g30%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 7.2 g 14.4%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 56.7%

Calcium 6.5% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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