Nutritional Facts of Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling

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Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling

How many calories does one serving of Gulgule Recipe have?

One serving of Gulgule Recipe gives 212 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 95 calories, proteins account for 10 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 109 calories.  One serving of Gulgule Recipe provides about 11 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Gulgule recipe. A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule. Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the jaggery immediately so the warmth will help it melt faster. You will love the rich, traditional flavour and amazing texture of this famous Maharashtrian sweet dumpling. You can also try other traditional dishes like Thalipeeth and Puran Poli.

Is Gulgule Recipe healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Red Pumpkin ( kaddu, bhopla) :  A cup of pumpkin cubes fulfils your day’s requirement of Vitamin A (5526 mcg), thus making it a super food for your eyes. Kaddu  can be included in safe amounts or restricted amounts by diabetics. The magical combo of antioxidants and Vitamins A and Vitamin C  create a shield against cancer cells. The antioxidants help reducing LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from oxidizing and clogging the blood vessels, which if persists would increase the risk of heart disease. Read is pumpkin healthy?  

2. Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

3. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

 Jaggery (Gur) : When compared to sugar, which provides only empty calories, jaggery is considered to be a superior natural sweetener. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. What you would consume is just about a tbsp (18 g) or a tsp (6 g). While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly. Read is jaggery healthy for complete details. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Gulgule Recipe?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff.

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Also Dry fruits stuffed dates is healthy. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery,  oats and dates kheer and anjeer and mixed nuts barfi (not for diabetics).

Can healthy individuals have Gulgule Recipe?

No. 

How to burn 212 calories that come from Gulgule Recipe?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 4 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 21 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 28 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 36 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per per serving% Daily Values
Energy212 cal11%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates23.7 g8%
Fiber2.9 g12%
Fat12.1 g18%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A106.5 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C1.6 mg4%
Vitamin E0.8 mg5%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)13 mcg6%
MINERALS
Calcium22.3 mg4%
Iron1.3 mg6%
Magnesium40.7 mg12%
Phosphorus82.2 mg14%
Sodium7.3 mg0%
Potassium150.7 mg3%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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