Stinging Nettles Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 28

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0g %0

Saturated Fat ~g %0

Trans Fat ~g

Cholesterol ~mg %0

Sodium 4mg %0

Total Carbohydrate 7g %2

Dietary Fiber 7g %24

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 3g

Vitamin D ~IU %0

Calcium 481.0mg %37

Iron 1.6mg %9

Potassium 334mg %8

Phosphorus 71.0mg %7

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in stinging nettles

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.0mg %1

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.4mg %2

Choline, total 17.4mg %3

Vitamin B6 0.1mg %8

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg %12

Vitamin A 2011.0IU %67

Vitamin K 498.6µg %416

Minerals in stinging nettles

Sodium 4.0mg %0

Selenium 0.3µg %1

Zinc 0.3mg %2

Phosphorus 71.0mg %7

Copper 0.1mg %8

Potassium 334.0mg %9

Iron 1.6mg %9

Magnesium 57.0mg %14

Manganese 0.8mg %34

Calcium 481.0mg %37

Amino Acids in stinging nettles

no information available

Fatty Acids in stinging nettles

Omega-3 0.00g %0

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Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of stinging nettles is 100.0/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Stinging Nettles has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Met+Cys 22 0
Phe+Tyr 30 0

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in stinging nettles is 5.3 which makes it a medium P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of stinging nettles is 0.4 which makes it a low energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in stinging nettles as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for stinging nettles is 46/100 good).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for stinging nettles

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 4.47 <12
Potassium:Sodium 83.50 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 8.44 <2
Iron:Copper 21.05 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 6.77 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 78%

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This food is not insulinogenic with low insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

29% of insulinogenic calories