As the Seattle Times Newspaper explains, seafood gumbo is a soup-like dish that contains shrimp, crab and other seafood, as well as rice and vegetables. Because of the rice and seafood, seafood gumbo is a good source of carbohydrates and protein.
The online nutrition information resource MyFitnessPal notes that one cup of commercially prepared seafood gumbo contains 160 calories. If you base your nutritional intake on the suggested level of 2,000 calories daily, then one cup of seafood gumbo provides eight percent of your daily calorie needs.
One cup of seafood gumbo contains 4 g of fat, with 1 g of saturated fat. The USDA suggests consuming at least 20 percent of your daily calories from fat because it supplies energy and essential fatty acids.
Seafood gumbo is also rich in carbohydrates, with one cup containing 20 g of carbohydrates, including 5 g in the form of sugar and 3 g from fiber.
The seafood in this dish provides protein, an essential nutrient for supporting bodily tissues. The nutrition information at MyFitnessPal notes that each cup of seafood gumbo contains 13 g of protein.