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Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice Nutritional Information

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Tamara Moffett is a freelance copywriter with a bachelor's degree in English and over seven years of experience. She specializes in writing persuasive sales copy, news stories and feature articles for magazines. Her work has appeared online and in the pages of publications like "Green Business Quarterly," "Black Ink Magazine" and the "Daily Journal of Commerce."
Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice Nutritional Information
A plate of Chinese vegetable fried rice served with scallions, cilantro and a lime wedge. Photo Credit Paduk/iStock/Getty Images

Chinese food is very popular in the United States, and Chinese vegetable fried rice is among the most popular Chinese food dishes. Ingredients commonly found in Chinese vegetable fried rice include white rice, peas and carrots. Vegetables such as peas and carrots, and grains such as rice contain a wide variety of the important vitamins and minerals that your body needs.

Vitamins

Peas and carrots are excellent sources of vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy eyesight and skin. A serving of carrots contains a generous 270 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin A. A serving of peas contains 15 percent. Vitamin C helps your body to repair damaged tissues, to produce collagen and to keep your immune system functioning effectively. A serving of carrots contains 4 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin C. A serving of peas contains 20 percent.

Minerals

The peas, carrots and white rice found in Chinese vegetable fried rice contain measurable amounts of iron. Your body uses iron to produce the proteins responsible for storing and transporting oxygen. A serving of white rice contains 6 percent of your daily recommended value of iron. A serving of peas also contains 6 percent. The iron content of carrots is 2 percent of your daily recommended value. The peas and carrots found in Chinese vegetable fried rice also contain calcium. Adequate calcium intake is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth. A serving of peas contains 2 percent of your daily recommended value of calcium. A serving of carrots also contains 2 percent.

Carbohydrates

Chinese vegetable fried rice contains a significant source of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates serve as an important source of cellular energy. One serving of white rice contains 22 g of carbohydrates. A serving of carrots contains 6 g of carbohydrates. A serving of peas contains 13 g of carbohydrates.

Fiber

Chinese vegetable fried rice can provide you with a small amount of dietary fiber. Getting enough fiber in your diet helps keep your digestive system functioning smoothly by preventing problems such as constipation. Traces of dietary fiber are present in peas, in carrots and in white rice. A serving of white rice contains 1 percent of your daily recommended value of fiber. A serving of peas contains 14 percent. A serving of carrots contains 8 percent.

Protein

Protein is present in white rice, in peas and in carrots. Your body uses protein to make new cells and to repair damaged cells. Protein is also important for building and maintaining strong muscles. A serving of carrots contains 1 g of protein. A serving of peas contains 4 g of protein. A serving of white rice contains 2 g of protein.

Fat and Calories

Chinese vegetable fried rice makes a good meal choice if you are watching your weight. White rice, peas and carrots are completely fat free. A serving of white rice contains about 100 calories. A serving of peas contains about 70 calories. A serving of carrots contains about 25 calories.

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