The nutritional value of Makhana is attributed its high fiber content, low glycemic index and phytochemical constituents. It is low in calories. Its fiber content acts as an absorbent. Because of this property, it is commonly used for treating diarrhea.
100 grams Makhana (fox nuts) contains 350 calories from which 308 calories come from carbohydrates and 39 calories from protein content. It has an insignificant amount of fats and no trans-fat. Moreover, it is high in potassium and provides a little amount of calcium.
Nutritional Information on vitamin and mineral content is not yet fully studied. But some research papers suggested that it contains Vitamin B1, carotene, iodine, iron, and phosphorous in addition to potassium and calcium.
Makhana Nutrition Facts
|Nutrients||Value per 100 g||% of RDA|
|Calories from Carbohydrates||308||–|
|Calories from Proteins||39||–|
|Calories from Fat||1||–|
|Calories from Saturated Fat||0||–|
|Calories from Trans Fat||0||–|
|Total Carbohydrate||77 g||–|
|Total Lipids (Fat)||0.1 g||–|
|Total Protein||9.7 g||–|
|Total Dietary Fiber||7.6 g||–|
|Minerals||Value per 100 g||% of RDA|
|Calcium, Ca||60 mg||–|
|Iron, Fe||1.4 mg||–|
|Potassium, K||500 mg||–|
The sodium content in Makhana is insignificant, but nutritional value changes when it is further processed with spices and salt. You should read the label of the product to check salt content in it.
Unflavored Makhana has almost no cholesterol, low fat and low sodium. It an ideal snack for people having frequent hunger pangs.
Although, its nutritional content suggests its use in obesity. However, it is used for increasing weight along with milk in ayurveda. Hence, one should not consume milk with it because it may cause opposite effect.
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