Nopales, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content.

The food contains 3.35g 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 1.32 gms of protein, it is low 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 low. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the bottom 20% of all food items. It is also ranked in the bottom 20 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

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.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

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

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein27%
 Calories from Fat4%
 Calories from Carbs69%

Why this is good for you

  • 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 A457 IU9.1%Top 30%High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent23 mcg
Alpha Carotene48 mcg
Beta Carotene250 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin0 mcg
Vitamin C9.3 mg15.5%Top 30%High
Vitamin E0 mg
Beta Tocopherol0 mg
Gamma Tocopherol0 mg
Delta Tocopherol0 mg
Vitamin K5.3 mcg6.6%Top 30%High
Thiamin0.01 mg0.8%Bottom 30%Low
Riboflavin0.04 mg2.4%Bottom 30%Low
Niacin0.41 mg2.1%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60.07 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average
Folate3 mcg0.8%Mid 40%Average
Food Folate3 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents3 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.17 mg1.7%Mid 40%Average
Choline7.3 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium164 mg16.4%Top 10%Very High
Iron0.59 mg3.3%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium52 mg13%Top 30%High
Phosphorus16 mg1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium257 mg7.3%Mid 40%Average
Sodium21 mg0.9%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.25 mg1.7%Bottom 30%Low
Copper0.05 mg2.6%Bottom 30%Low
Manganese0.46 mg22.9%Top 30%High
Selenium0.7 mcg1%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate3.4 g1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber2.2 g8.8%Top 30%High
Starch0 g
Sugars1.2 g

Protein Analysis

Protein1.3 g2.6%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan14 mg
Threonine40 mg
Isoleucine49 mg
Leucine77 mg
Lysine59 mg
Methionine15 mg
Cystine8 mg
Phenylalanine49 mg
Tyrosine29 mg
Valine59 mg
Arginine52 mg
Histidine25 mg
Alanine50 mg
Aspartic Acid86 mg
Glutamic Acid145 mg
Glycine46 mg
Proline43 mg
Serine43 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.09 g0.14%Bottom 10%Very Low
Saturated Fat0.02 g0.08%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids5 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids44 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water94.1 g
Ash1.1 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 16 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.09 g 0.14%

Saturated Fat 0.02 g 0.08%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 21 mg 0.9%

Total Carbohydrates 3.4 g 1.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.8%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 1.3 g 2.6%

Vitamin A 9.1% Vitamin C 15.5%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 3.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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