Braised Zucchini and Leeks Recipe

Braised Zucchini and Leeks has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin C.

The food contains 4g 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. Its low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 1 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is average in saturated fats and low in trans 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.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has an average density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Braised Zucchini and Leeks has been given a composite ranking of 17, and sparingly.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein12%
 Calories from Fat40%
 Calories from Carbs48%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very low in Cholesterol
  • Low in Saturated Fat

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A400 IU8%
Vitamin C18 mg30%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium20 mg2%
Iron0.36 mg2%
Potassium250 mg7.1%
Sodium310 mg12.9%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4 g1.3%
Dietary Fiber1 g4%
Sugars3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein1 g2%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat1.5 g2.3%
Saturated Fat1 g5%
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

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Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 35 Calories from Fat 15

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1.5 g 2.3%

Saturated Fat 1 g 5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5 mg 1.7%

Sodium 310 mg 12.9%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 1 g 2%

Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 2% Iron 2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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