Colorful Chicken Pesto with Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Peppers Recipe

Colorful Chicken Pesto with Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Peppers has a very high-calorie, high-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 58.6g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is high 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. Its low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 39.1 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 very high fat content makes it unsuitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan.

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 12.6 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. It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a 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 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 77, for Colorful Chicken Pesto with Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Peppers, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein20%
 Calories from Fat50%
 Calories from Carbs30%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • High in Thiamin

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2600 IU52%
Vitamin C143.4 mg239%
Thiamin0.33 mg22%
Niacin24.8 mg124%
Vitamin B60.82 mg41%
Folate284 mcg71%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium760 mg76%
Iron12.6 mg70%
Magnesium140 mg35%
Potassium1339 mg38.3%
Sodium932 mg38.8%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate58.6 g19.5%
Dietary Fiber8.7 g34.8%
Sugars4.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein39.1 g78.2%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat43.4 g66.8%
Saturated Fat11.1 g55.5%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 761 Calories from Fat 391

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 43.4 g 66.8%

Saturated Fat 11.1 g 55.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 63 mg 21%

Sodium 932 mg 38.8%

Total Carbohydrates 58.6 g 19.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.8%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 39.1 g 78.2%

Vitamin A 52% Vitamin C 239%

Calcium 76% Iron 70%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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