Shrimp, Jicama and Chile Vinegar Salad Recipe

Shrimp, Jicama and Chile Vinegar Salad has a average-calorie, average-carb, low-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Niacin.

The food contains 35.8g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and high 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 high sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 25.3 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.

Not only that, the low fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight.

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 7.74 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 belongs to Mexican cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Shrimp, Jicama and Chile Vinegar Salad has been given a composite ranking of 9, and sparingly.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein39%
 Calories from Fat6%
 Calories from Carbs55%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Niacin
  • High in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Iron

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A1200 IU24%
Vitamin C31.2 mg52%
Thiamin0.18 mg12%
Niacin6.4 mg32%
Vitamin B60.34 mg17%
Folate64 mcg16%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium80 mg8%
Iron7.7 mg43%
Magnesium88 mg22%
Potassium597 mg17.1%
Sodium1104 mg46%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate35.8 g11.9%
Dietary Fiber4.6 g18.4%
Sugars29.8 g

Protein Analysis

Protein25.3 g50.6%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat1.7 g2.6%
Saturated Fat0.4 g2%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 16

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1.7 g 2.6%

Saturated Fat 0.4 g 2%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 221 mg 73.7%

Sodium 1104 mg 46%

Total Carbohydrates 35.8 g 11.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.4%

Sugars 29.8 g

Protein 25.3 g 50.6%

Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 52%

Calcium 8% Iron 43%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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