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Nutritional Facts: Mexican Tamales

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  5 lbs (2,268g)
pork roast
5 (85g)
dried ancho chiles
2 (28g)
jalapenos
1 (30g)
bulbs of garlic
2 tablespoons (12g)
cumin
4 cups (948g)
water
6 ounces (171g)
tomato paste
3 cups (342g)
masa harina flour
1 1/2 teaspoons (7g)
baking powder
1 teaspoon (6g)
salt
1 cup (205g)
vegetable shortening
2 cups (488g)
chicken broth
36 (36g)
corn husks
36 small (0g)
ripe olives
Total 1 serving
Alanine (g) 29.3 0.4 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 2.4 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 32 2
Alcohol (g) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 0 0
Arginine (g) 33.2 0.5 n/a 0.2 n/a n/a 0.2 1.4 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 35 2
Ash (g) 22.9 5.0 0.1 0.5 0.9 0.9 4.8 5.2 5.0 6.0 0.0 5.0 n/a n/a 56 3
Aspartic acid (g) 48.8 1.4 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 1.1 2.0 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 54 3
Caffeine (mg) 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 0 0
Calcium (mg) 408.2 51.9 3.4 54.3 111.7 28.4 61.7 465.1 508.1 1.4 0.0 19.5 n/a n/a 1,714 95
Calories 2,880.4 238.9 8.1 44.7 45.0 0.0 140.6 1,248.3 3.5 0.0 1,812.2 78.1 n/a n/a 6,500 361
Calories (kj) 12,088.4 999.6 33.3 186.9 188.0 0.0 588.0 5,225.8 14.7 0.0 7,583.0 327.0 n/a n/a 27,235 1,513
Carbohydrates (g) 0.0 43.7 1.8 9.9 5.3 0.0 32.4 260.9 1.7 0.0 0.0 1.9 n/a n/a 358 20
Cholesterol (mg) 1,564.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 1,565 87
Copper (mg) 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 n/a n/a 4 0
Cystine (g) 5.8 0.2 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 0.7 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 7 0
Dietary Fiber (g) 0.0 18.4 0.8 0.6 1.3 0.0 7.0 21.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 50 3
Folate (mcg) 0.0 58.7 7.6 0.9 1.2 0.0 20.6 714.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 n/a n/a 813 45
Folate, DFE (mcg) 0.0 58.7 7.6 0.9 1.2 0.0 20.6 1,145.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 n/a n/a 1,244 69
Folate, food (mcg) 0.0 58.7 7.6 0.9 1.2 0.0 20.6 99.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 n/a n/a 198 11
Folic acid (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 615.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 616 34
Fructose n/a n/a 0.7 n/a n/a n/a 10.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 11 1
Galactose n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Glucose (dextrose) n/a n/a 0.4 n/a n/a n/a 9.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 1
Glutamic acid (g) 79.6 1.3 n/a 0.2 n/a n/a 3.6 5.9 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 91 5
Glycine (g) 22.5 0.4 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 1.2 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 24 1
Histidine (g) 21.5 0.2 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 1.0 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 23 1
Hydroxyproline (g) 1.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0
Iron (mg) 14.7 9.3 0.1 0.5 8.0 0.0 5.1 25.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 n/a n/a 65 4
Isoleucine (g) 24.5 0.3 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 1.0 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 26 1
Lactose n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Leucine (g) 42.5 0.5 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 3.8 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 47 3
Lysine (g) 46.2 0.4 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 0.8 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 48 3
Magnesium (mg) 589.7 96.1 4.2 7.5 43.9 9.5 72.0 318.1 2.7 0.1 0.0 4.9 n/a n/a 1,149 64
Maltose n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Manganese (mg) 0.2 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 n/a n/a 5 0
Methionine (g) 13.7 0.1 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.0 0.6 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 1
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 30.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.1 3.4 0.0 0.0 60.6 1.2 n/a n/a 98 5
Niacin (mg) 157.3 5.4 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.0 5.3 34.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.7 n/a n/a 210 12
Pantothenic acid (mg) 16.6 1.7 0.1 0.2 n/a 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 n/a n/a 20 1
Phenylalanine (g) 21.0 0.3 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 1.5 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 23 1
Phosphorus (mg) 4,989.6 170.9 7.3 45.9 59.9 0.0 142.3 731.9 684.3 0.0 0.0 146.4 n/a n/a 6,978 388
Phytosterols n/a n/a n/a n/a 8.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 8 0
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 9.4 3.8 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.3 5.9 0.0 0.0 76.2 0.5 n/a n/a 97 5
Potassium (mg) 8,210.2 2,049.4 69.4 120.3 214.6 9.5 1,738.3 899.5 0.3 0.5 0.0 419.7 n/a n/a 13,732 763
Proline (g) 20.2 0.4 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 2.5 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 23 1
Protein (g) 498.7 10.1 0.3 1.9 2.1 0.0 7.4 31.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9 n/a n/a 562 31
Retinol (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 0 0
Riboflavin (mg) 4.5 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 n/a n/a 10 1
Saturated Fat (g) 24.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 59.1 0.8 n/a n/a 88 5
Selenium (mcg) 816.5 2.5 0.1 4.3 0.6 0.0 9.1 47.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 881 49
Serine (g) 21.6 0.4 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 1.6 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 24 1
Sodium (mg) 1,315.4 36.6 0.8 5.1 20.2 28.4 1,354.3 17.1 544.6 2,325.5 0.0 1,493.3 n/a n/a 7,141 397
Starch n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.4 225.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 226 13
Sucrose n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0
Sugar (g) 0.0 n/a 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.0 20.9 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 n/a n/a 30 2
Theobromine (mg) 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 0 0
Thiamin (mg) 11.6 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 17 1
Threonine (g) 22.4 0.4 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.2 0.9 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 24 1
Tocopherol, alpha (mg) 2.9 n/a 1.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 7.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 12.6 0.1 n/a n/a 25 1
Tocopherol, beta n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.9 n/a n/a n/a 1 0
Tocopherol, delta n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 31.5 n/a n/a n/a 31 2
Tocopherol, gamma n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a 0.9 n/a n/a n/a 66.2 n/a n/a n/a 67 4
Total Fat (g) 84.1 7.0 0.1 0.2 2.7 0.0 0.8 13.2 0.0 0.0 205.0 2.8 n/a n/a 316 18
Trans-monoenoic Fat (g) 0.5 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0
TransFatty acids (g) 0.7 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0
Tryptophan (g) 5.2 0.1 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 0.2 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 0
Tyrosine (g) 19.0 0.2 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 0.1 0.9 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 1
Valine (g) 26.1 0.4 n/a 0.1 n/a n/a 0.2 1.4 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 28 2
Vitamin A, IU (IU) 0.0 17,372.3 301.8 2.7 152.4 0.0 2,614.3 17.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 20,461 1,137
Vitamin A, RAE (mcg) 0.0 868.7 15.1 0.0 7.7 0.0 130.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 1,022 57
Vitamin B-12 (mcg) 11.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 n/a n/a 12 1
Vitamin B-6 (mg) 16.8 3.0 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 22 1
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 1.7 33.2 9.4 0.9 0.0 37.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a 83 5
Vitamin D (IU) 317.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 n/a n/a 318 18
Water (g) 1,669.7 19.2 25.7 17.6 1.0 947.1 126.0 30.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 468.2 n/a n/a 3,306 184
Zinc (mg) 42.2 1.2 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.0 1.1 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 n/a n/a 52 3

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