Nutritional Facts of Kand Tikki

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Gujarati Faral, Faraal
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Maharashtrian Upvas (Fasting)
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Snacks for Entertaining
Kand Tikki

How many calories does one Kand Tikki have?

One Kand Tikki gives 70 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 34 calories, proteins account for 4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 32 calories.  One Kand Tikki provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click on to view Kand Tikki recipe. Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!

Is Kand Tikki healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Kand (Purple Yam, Suran) : The antioxidant anthocyanin is the key element which will help fight the free radicals produced due to stress and pollution. Again it’s the anthocyanin which is identified as an anti-cancer agent. It helps in the prevention of cancerous cells.  Purple yam is  fairly good source of carb, almost equal to potatoes, it would be best for diabetics to restrict its use. Fiber will bind cholesterol, while potassium will balance the effect of sodium and ease the nerves. However, kand also lends some carbs with it. So if you are overweight or diabetic along with exhibiting heart trouble, try and restrict its consumption. Read details is kand healthy?

2. Peanuts : Peanuts contain Vitamin B1, Thiamine which helps form ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which body uses for energy. A handful of peanuts gives you 7.3 grams of Protein. Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews are rich in Protein and healthy monounsaturated fats which won’t spike your blood sugar levels and good for a diabetic snack and healthy heart snack. Eating a handful of Peanuts a day is said to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) in your body which is good for heart health. Read 11 amazing benefits of peanuts

3. Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This kand 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. It 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.  

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Kand Tikki?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This kand is deep fried. 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.  

Here are some Healthy snack options

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakes or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Oats Moong Dal Tikki

Oats Moong Dal Tikki

Can healthy individuals have Kand Tikki?

No. 

How to burn 70 calories that come from one Kand Tikki?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         21  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            7  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           9  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         12  mins

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

Click here to view Kand Tikki recipe
Value per per tikki% Daily Values
Energy70 cal4%
Protein1 g2%
Carbohydrates8.7 g3%
Fiber1.3 g5%
Fat3.6 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A73 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C1.4 mg4%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)10.2 mcg5%
MINERALS
Calcium13.8 mg2%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium4.2 mg1%
Phosphorus17.9 mg3%
Sodium3 mg0%
Potassium83.6 mg2%
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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