Calories in Gilroy Farms Pesto sauce

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Nutrition Facts Gilroy Farms Pesto sauce

Amount Per 0.25 cup
Calories 270 Kcal (1130 kJ)
Calories from fat 252 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbs 2g 1%
Sugars 1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 140mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Ingredients And Nutrition Overview

  • WeightWatchers Points: 7.5, PointsPlus: 7, SmartPoints: 9
    WeightWatchers Points are estimated by carbohydrates, fats, protein and fiber in product. They are not an affirmation of better quality or nutritional value of the product or its manufacturer. Only way to count for dieters. Less points are better.
    Read more at Weight watchers diet review
  • Much saturated fat
    Too much saturated fat raises blood cholesterol, that can increase the risk of heart disease.
    This fact has been approved by most health organizations in the world.
    You have to limit the intake of it by your recommended daily intake.
    Ideally, we should eat less than 10% of calories from saturated fat, so the reference value for an average adult is 24 grams daily.
    Remember: a 1-ounce slice of regular cheese has nearly 5 grams of saturated fat.
    Read more about fat
  • Salty! Has over 25% of the daily sodium max
    The average American consumes 5,000 mg of sodium daily — twice the recommended amount amount of 2400mg for healthy adults, this is 1 teaspoon of salt.
    For medical reasons many people should not exceed 1500mg of sodium.
    Surprisingly, you're responsible for only 15% of the sodium in your diet the bigger part - 75% of the sodium that you consume each day comes from processed foods, not home cooking or the salt shaker.
    Excess sodium intake increases the risk of high blood pressure, hypernatremia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other heart problems.
    Are these reasons enough to cut the sodium intake? No doubt!
  • Convert Salt tsps to Sodium mg easily
    Salt (NaCl) is not excactly sodium (Na).
    It is not right to use these terms as synonyms.
    The FDA recommended limit of sodium is 2,300 mg per day (or even less - about 1500 mg while one is on low sodium diets).
    This is much less than the weight of salt.
    (5,750 mg per day or 3,750 mg for low sodium diet) and not so convenient to calculate.
    Know how much sodium is in your salt - without a calculator:
    1/4 tsp salt = 600 mg sodium
    1/2 tsp salt = 1200 mg sodium
    3/4 tsp salt = 1800 mg sodium
    1 tsp salt = 2300 mg sodium
  • Great! Contains less than 1.5 tsp of sugar.
    Great! Contains less than 1.5 tsp of sugar per serving!
  • Learn about veggies and iron
    Veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, spinach, parsley and most leafy greens are naturally high in iron.
    However, compared to other high-iron foods, like red meat, fish and poultry, the iron in plant foods is not absorbed as easily by the body. What can you do to increase the absorption of iron from these plant foods?
    • Vitamin C increases the absorption - so try having a fresh tomato, lemon juice, or an orange together with your high iron food
    • Avoid drinking too much coffee - caffeine can decrease the absorption of iron
    • In addition to caffeine, the tannins found in tea can also reduce iron absorption
    • If you are a vegetarian, try having iron-fortified breakfast cereals, legumes, and eggs
    • A naturally good source of Calcium
      You get real, natural easy absorbing Calcium from this product, not as an artificial fortified ingredient.
      This is great! Let's try to get the best from the real food, because we get too much from artificial ingredients nowdays.
    • Contains phosphoric acid
      Phosphoric acid is used as an additive to acidify foods and beverages such as various colas and jams.
      It provides them a tangy or sour taste and then, to mask and balance the acidity they add a huge amounts of sweeteners.
      Remember! It’s a corrosive acid and can form toxic fumes when it comes into contact with alcohols, ketones and other organic compounds.
      Phosphoric acid has been linked to lower bone density, dental erosion, risk of developing kidney disease.
      BTW: The clear sodas that contained citric acid didn’t have the same risk.

      American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Colas, But Not Other Carbonated Beverages, Are Associated With Low Bone Mineral Density in Older Women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study
      American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Carbonated Beverages and Urinary Calcium Excretion
      Epidemiology: Carbonated Beverages and Chronic Kidney Disease
      General Dentistry: Commercial Soft Drinks: pH and in Vitro Dissolution Of Enamel
      Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine: Teenaged Girls, Carbonated Beverage Consumption, and Bone Fractures
      Phosphoric acid has been linked to lower bone density in some epidemiological studies, including a discussion in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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    Pesto sauce Ingredients

    Refined Olive Pomace Oil, Basil, Garlic, Parsley, Salt, Phosphoric Acid and Citric Acid (as Preservatives), and Natural Peanut Flavor.

    % RDI of Main Nutrition Facts

    of RDI* (270 calories) 59.15 g
    • Cal: 13.5 %
    • Fat: 43.1 %
    • Carb: 0.7 %
    • Prot: 0 %
    • 0%
      RDI norm*

    Calories Breakdown

    • Carbs (3.1%)
    • Fat (96.9%)
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