Salsa Vegetables Recipe

Salsa Vegetables has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate.

The food contains 13.9g 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 5 gms of protein, it is average 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. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. 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 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. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also an average source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Salsa Vegetables has been given a composite ranking of 98, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein25%
 Calories from Fat7%
 Calories from Carbs69%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • High in Folate

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A3295 IU65.9%
Vitamin C79.2 mg132%
Vitamin D26.8 IU6.7%
Vitamin E1.4 mg4.7%
Thiamin0.16 mg10.6%
Riboflavin0.31 mg18.2%
Niacin2.7 mg13.4%
Vitamin B60.38 mg19.1%
Folate118.8 mcg29.7%
Vitamin B120.01 mcg0.2%
Pantothenic Acid1.3 mg12.7%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium73 mg7.3%
Iron1.9 mg10.4%
Magnesium59.6 mg14.9%
Phosphorus139 mg13.9%
Potassium816.2 mg23.3%
Sodium183.9 mg7.7%
Zinc0.86 mg5.7%
Copper0.37 mg18.3%
Manganese0.55 mg27.5%
Selenium5.3 mcg7.6%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate13.9 g4.6%
Dietary Fiber5.5 g22%
Sugars2.2 g

Protein Analysis

Protein5 g10%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.6 g0.92%
Saturated Fat0.1 g0.5%
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 67 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.6 g 0.92%

Saturated Fat 0.1 g 0.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 183.9 mg 7.7%

Total Carbohydrates 13.9 g 4.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g22%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 5 g 10%

Vitamin A 65.9% Vitamin C 132%

Calcium 7.3% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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