Nutritional Facts of Kanchipuram Idli

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South Indian
Jain Naashta
Breakfast Idlis / Dosas / Uttapam
Kanchipuram Idli

How many calories does one Kanchipuram Idli have?

One  Kanchipuram Idli gives 50 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 33 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 11 calories.  One Kanchipuram Idli provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Kanchipuram Idli comes from Kanchipuram, a small town in Tamil Nadu which is famous for sarees.  

Is Kanchipuram Idli healthy?

Yes and No, depends who is eating it. Kanchipuram Idli is made from urad dal, parboiled rice, raw rice and Indian spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate.  The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

What's bad.

Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in GI are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

Parboiled Rice : Parboiled rice is also known as ukda chawal. The parboiled rice is made with the rice grain soaked, steamed and dried with the hull and finally the hull is removed. In the process of steaming water soluble B Vitamins like thiamineriboflavin and niacin from the bran integrate into the grain, thus making parboiled rice superior to white rice.  

Can healthy individuals have Kanchipuram Idli?
Idli is a perfect combination of urad dal and rice which make it a complete protein. It additionally is without gluten, so if you need to go gluten free, Idli would be the best option for you. It is also a low calorie recipe, thus making it a good option for people on weight loss. When you eat idli for breakfast or lunch, make sure your remaining meals in the day contain fibre and low in carbs. 
Is Kanchipuram Idli safe for diabetics, weight loss and cardiac patients?
Idli is a moderate Glycemic Index (GI) recipe and since it is fermented it is pre digested by micro organisms, thus prove not a very happy food for diabetics. But we have a idli recipe which does not use par boiled rice and safe for diabetics. Try the green moog dal and vegetable idli.
Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli, Healthy Moong Dal Idlis
Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli, Healthy Moong Dal Idlis

How to burn 50 calories that come from Kanchipuram Idli?

Walking (6 kmph) = 15 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 5 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 7 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 9 mins

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



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Value per per idli% Daily Values
Energy50 cal2%
Protein1.6 g3%
Carbohydrates8.2 g3%
Fiber0.7 g3%
Fat1.2 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A10.5 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7 mcg4%
Calcium7.6 mg1%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium12.2 mg3%
Phosphorus29.2 mg5%
Sodium2.3 mg0%
Potassium47.7 mg1%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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