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Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart
In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which 15-Minute Healthy Sautéed Asparagus and Tofu is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.
15 Minute Asparagus, Tofu Stir Fry
1.00 serving
209.27 grams
98.83 calories
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C72.92 mg121.522.1excellent
vitamin K45.81 mcg57.310.4excellent
vitamin A2329.17 IU46.68.5excellent
manganese0.77 mg38.57.0very good
folate151.11 mcg37.86.9very good
tryptophan0.11 g34.46.3very good
iron4.29 mg23.84.3very good
calcium231.47 mg23.14.2very good
copper0.36 mg18.03.3good
fiber4.21 g16.83.1good
protein8.26 g16.53.0good
vitamin B60.32 mg16.02.9good
vitamin B10.24 mg16.02.9good
phosphorus142.50 mg14.22.6good
potassium492.79 mg14.12.6good
magnesium48.34 mg12.12.2good
selenium8.02 mcg11.52.1good
vitamin E2.29 mg11.42.1good
vitamin B20.19 mg11.22.0good
molybdenum7.89 mcg10.51.9good
vitamin B31.76 mg8.81.6good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellentDV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very goodDV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
goodDV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

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