Frugal Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Frugal Pumpkin Pasta has a very high-calorie, very high-carb, high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 99.3g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is very high in complex carbs and average 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 29.4 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

However, the high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 11.34 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. Besides other nutrients, it is high 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. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 75, for Frugal Pumpkin Pasta, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein16%
 Calories from Fat32%
 Calories from Carbs53%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Thiamin
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A17400 IU348%
Vitamin C6.6 mg11%
Thiamin1.8 mg122%
Niacin23 mg115%
Vitamin B60.4 mg20%
Folate628 mcg157%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium330 mg33%
Iron11.3 mg63%
Magnesium152 mg38%
Potassium658 mg18.8%
Sodium1047 mg43.6%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate99.3 g33.1%
Dietary Fiber7.2 g28.8%
Sugars10.4 g

Protein Analysis

Protein29.4 g58.8%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat26.5 g40.8%
Saturated Fat13.5 g67.5%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 752 Calories from Fat 239

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 26.5 g 40.8%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g 67.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 47 mg 15.7%

Sodium 1047 mg 43.6%

Total Carbohydrates 99.3 g 33.1%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.8%

Sugars 10.4 g

Protein 29.4 g 58.8%

Vitamin A 348% Vitamin C 11%

Calcium 33% Iron 63%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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