Broccoli Leaves

Broccoli, Leaves, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The food contains 5.24g 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 2.98 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.

It has a low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

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

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein33%
 Calories from Fat9%
 Calories from Carbs58%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very 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 DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A16001.3 IU320%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent800 mcg
Vitamin C93.2 mg155.4%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.06 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.12 mg7%Mid 40%Average
Niacin0.64 mg3.2%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60.16 mg7.9%Mid 40%Average
Folate71 mcg17.8%Top 30%High
Food Folate71 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents71 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.54 mg5.4%Top 30%High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium48 mg4.8%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.88 mg4.9%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium25 mg6.2%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus66 mg6.6%Mid 40%Average
Potassium325 mg9.3%Top 30%High
Sodium27 mg1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.4 mg2.7%Bottom 30%Low
Copper0.05 mg2.3%Bottom 30%Low
Manganese0.23 mg11.5%Mid 40%Average
Selenium3 mcg4.3%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate5.2 g1.7%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein3 g6%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan29 mg
Threonine91 mg
Isoleucine109 mg
Leucine131 mg
Lysine141 mg
Methionine34 mg
Cystine20 mg
Phenylalanine84 mg
Tyrosine63 mg
Valine128 mg
Arginine145 mg
Histidine50 mg
Alanine118 mg
Aspartic Acid213 mg
Glutamic Acid375 mg
Glycine95 mg
Proline114 mg
Serine100 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.35 g0.54%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.05 g0.27%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids129 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids38 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water90.7 g
Ash0.9 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 28 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.35 g 0.54%

Saturated Fat 0.05 g 0.27%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 27 mg 1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 5.2 g 1.7%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Protein 3 g 6%

Vitamin A 320% Vitamin C 155.4%

Calcium 4.8% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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