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.
LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate notes that one cup of commercially prepared seafood gumbo contains anywhere from 60 to 180 calories depending on the preparation and exact ingredients used.
One cup of seafood gumbo contains two to 16 grams of fat, with zero to one gram 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 six to 22 grams of carbohydrates, including zero to one gram of dietary fiber and two to five grams of sugar.
The seafood in this dish provides a good amount of protein, an essential nutrient for supporting bodily tissues. The nutrition information on MyPlate notes that each cup of seafood gumbo contains five to 10 grams of protein. According to Healthline.com, the average man should consume 56 grams of protein a day, while the average women should consume 46 grams of protein a day for optimal health.
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