Spinach Delight Recipe

Spinach Delight has a average-calorie, average-carb, low-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin and Folate.

The food contains 34.5g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average 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 13.1 gms of protein, it is high 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. 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.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 10.37 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 an average density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is very 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 is also an average source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 98, for Spinach Delight, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein25%
 Calories from Fat9%
 Calories from Carbs66%

Why this is good for you

  • High in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Vitamin E
  • Very high in Riboflavin

Why this is bad for you

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A33005 IU660.1%
Vitamin C123.8 mg206.3%
Vitamin D0 IU
Vitamin E7.3 mg24.3%
Thiamin0.44 mg29.2%
Riboflavin0.76 mg44.8%
Niacin3.8 mg19.1%
Vitamin B60.99 mg49.6%
Folate717.2 mcg179.3%
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.84 mg8.4%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium378 mg37.8%
Iron10.4 mg57.6%
Magnesium304.4 mg76.1%
Phosphorus263 mg26.3%
Potassium2 mg0.1%
Sodium289.6 mg12.1%
Zinc2.3 mg15.1%
Copper0.67 mg33.6%
Manganese3.5 mg172.9%
Selenium5.1 mcg7.3%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate34.5 g11.5%
Dietary Fiber12.3 g49.2%
Sugars1.4 g

Protein Analysis

Protein13.1 g26.2%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat2.2 g3.4%
Saturated Fat0.3 g1.5%
Monounsaturated Fat0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.9 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 177 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 2.2 g 3.4%

Saturated Fat 0.3 g 1.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 289.6 mg 12.1%

Total Carbohydrates 34.5 g 11.5%

Dietary Fiber 12.3 g49.2%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 13.1 g 26.2%

Vitamin A 660.1% Vitamin C 206.3%

Calcium 37.8% Iron 57.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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