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 Calories 350 2%
Calories from Carbohydrates 308
Calories from Proteins 39
Calories from Fat 1
Calories from Saturated Fat 0
Calories from Trans Fat 0

Macronutrients Summary

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
Magnesium, Mg
Phosphorus, P
Potassium, K 500 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 (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.

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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