Nutrition Facts

Chironji or Charoli Nutrition Facts & Analysis

Chironji or Charoli is believed to be a greatest substitute for almonds because of its taste and nutritional content, but the bad thing is that it contains 59% fat content in it. We never recommend using chironji seeds in place of almonds, because almond nutrition is much better than chironji seeds.

Nutrition Facts & Analysis

Here is the detail of all nutrients present in chironji seeds. The following tables are based on 2000 calories intake per day.

Major Nutrients

Major Nutrient Value per 10 g % of RDA
Total Calories 65.6
Calories from Fat 53.19
Total Fat 5.91g
Protein 1.9g
Total Carbohydrate 1.21g
Water 0.30 g


Carbohydrates Value per 10 g % of RDA
Total Carbohydrates 1.12g
Dietary Fiber 380 mg 2%

Fat, Lipids & Fatty Acids

Lipids Value per 10 g % of RDA
Total Fat 5.91g
Saturated fat
Monounsaturated fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Trans fat
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-6 fatty acids


Vitamins Value per 10 g % of RDA
Vitamin A, IU
Vitamin C 0.5 mg
Vitamin D
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
Vitamin K
Niacin 0.15
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Pantothenic Acid


Minerals Value per 10 g % of RDA
Calcium, Ca 27.9 mg 2.79%
Iron, Fe 0.85 mg 9.5%
Magnesium, Mg
Phosphorus, P 53 mg 5.9%
Potassium, K
Sodium, Na
Zinc, Zn

Information about the nutrients in table that we kept empty is not available yet, we will update the information after laboratory analysis.

Chemical constituents

The following constituents are found in chironji seeds:

Albuminoids 28%
Mucilage 2.5%
Oil, Fiber & Ash 3.5%

Critical review about chironji

According to the analysis, we cannot consider chironji, as a substitute for almonds. Almonds are much healthier than chironji seeds.

However, you can use chironji for strengthening purposes and people doing vigorous physical work can try eating chironji seeds.

Another fact is that chironji seeds are very Unctuousness in nature, which makes it heavy to digest. In most of people, it causes loss of appetite and constipation. These effects are obvious and occur in many patients with impotency.

However, due to its medicinal property, it is effective remedy for oligospermia and impotency, but you may also need some other remedies with it to reduce its effects that cause indigestion and loss of appetite.

The best way to avoid this side effect, you can add black pepper, ginger and long pepper in your diet.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.
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