Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

The food contains 8.95g 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 3.38 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

On top of that, the low fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. The omega-3 content is average. It is also ranked in the bottom 20 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

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. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

It belongs to European cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Brussels Sprouts, Raw has been given a composite ranking of 99, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein26%
 Calories from Fat5%
 Calories from Carbs69%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Vitamin K
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A754.1 IU15.1%Top 30%High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent38 mcg
Alpha Carotene6 mcg
Beta Carotene450 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin1589.9 mcg
Vitamin C85 mg141.7%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin E0.88 mg2.9%Top 30%High
Vitamin K177 mcg221.2%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.14 mg9.3%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.09 mg5.3%Mid 40%Average
Niacin0.75 mg3.7%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.22 mg10.9%Mid 40%Average
Folate61 mcg15.2%Top 30%High
Food Folate61 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents61 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.31 mg3.1%Top 30%High
Choline19.1 mg
Betaine0.8 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium42 mg4.2%Mid 40%Average
Iron1.4 mg7.8%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium23 mg5.8%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus69 mg6.9%Mid 40%Average
Potassium388.9 mg11.1%Top 30%High
Sodium25 mg1%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.42 mg2.8%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.07 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average
Manganese0.34 mg16.8%Top 30%High
Selenium1.6 mcg2.3%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate9 g3%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber3.8 g15.2%Top 30%High
Sugars2.2 g
Sucrose459.9 mg
Glucose810.1 mg
Fructose930.1 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein3.4 g6.8%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan37 mg
Threonine120 mg
Isoleucine132 mg
Leucine152 mg
Lysine154 mg
Methionine32 mg
Cystine22 mg
Phenylalanine98 mg
Valine155 mg
Arginine203 mg
Histidine76 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.3 g0.46%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.06 g0.31%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids99 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids45 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water86 g
Ash1.4 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 43 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.3 g 0.46%

Saturated Fat 0.06 g 0.31%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 25 mg 1%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g 3%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.2%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 3.4 g 6.8%

Vitamin A 15.1% Vitamin C 141.7%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 7.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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