Spinach in Garlic Sauce With Lemon Recipe

Spinach in Garlic Sauce With Lemon has a average-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate and Pantothenic Acid.

The food contains 14.7g 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 9.2 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 average fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's average MUFA and average 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 gives a good yield of Iron at 5 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also a high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Spinach in Garlic Sauce With Lemon has been given a composite ranking of 100, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein22%
 Calories from Fat42%
 Calories from Carbs36%

Why this is good for you

  • No Cholesterol
  • Low in Saturated Fat

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A4.8 IU0.1%Mid 40%Average
Retinol0 mcg
Vitamin C17.4 mg29%Top 30%High
Vitamin D30 IU7.5%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0.43 mg25.6%Top 10%Very High
Niacin3 mg15.2%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60.43 mg21.7%Top 10%Very High
Folate142.6 mcg35.7%Top 10%Very High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid4.3 mg43.5%Top 10%Very High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium108.3 mg10.8%Top 30%High
Iron2.2 mg12.1%Top 30%High
Magnesium78.7 mg19.7%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus116.5 mg11.7%Mid 40%Average
Potassium0.43 mg0.01%Bottom 30%Low
Sodium300 mg12.5%Mid 40%Average
Zinc2.2 mg14.5%Top 10%Very High
Copper1.3 mg65.2%Top 10%Very High
Manganese0.87 mg43.5%Top 10%Very High
Selenium12.6 mcg18%Top 30%High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate6.4 g2.1%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber1.9 g7.5%Top 30%High
Starch0 g
Sugars1.2 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein4 g8%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.4 mg
Isoleucine0.4 mg
Leucine0.4 mg
Lysine0.4 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.4 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0.4 mg
Arginine0.4 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0.4 mg
Aspartic Acid0.4 mg
Glutamic Acid1.3 mg
Glycine0.4 mg
Proline0.4 mg
Serine0.4 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat3.3 g5.1%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.43 g2.2%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat1.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.3 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water95.2 g
Ash2.6 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 146 Calories from Fat 68

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7.6 g 11.7%

Saturated Fat 1 g 5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 690.1 mg 28.8%

Total Carbohydrates 14.7 g 4.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.2%

Sugars 2.8 g

Protein 9.2 g 18.4%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 66.7%

Calcium 24.9% Iron 27.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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