Nutrition Facts

Makhana (Fox Nuts) Nutrition Facts

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
Total Calories3502%
Calories from Carbohydrates308
Calories from Proteins39
Calories from Fat1
Calories from Saturated Fat0
Calories from Trans Fat0

Macronutrients Summary

Total Carbohydrate77 g
Total Lipids (Fat)0.1 g
Total Protein9.7 g
Total Dietary Fiber7.6 g


MineralsValue per 100 g% of RDA
Calcium, Ca60 mg
Iron, Fe1.4 mg
Magnesium, Mg
Phosphorus, P
Potassium, K500 mg
Sodium, Na

Note: RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) values are based on 2000 calorie diet.

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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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

One Comment

  1. The true nutritional value of fox nuts is not available. According to available data, it contains less vitamins and a few minerals, which are not much valuable because its market cost is high. Almonds and pine nuts are much better option than fox nuts.

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