Nutritional Facts of Methi Thalipeeth, Maharashtrian Breakfast

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Methi Thalipeeth, Maharashtrian Breakfast

How many calories does one Methi Thalipeeth have?

One Methi Thalipeeth gives 161 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 73 calories, proteins account for 14 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 75 calories.  One Methi Thalipeeth provides about 8 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Is Methi Thalipeeth healthy?

Yes, Methi Thalipeeth is healthy for some and needs a small change for others. Made from methi, besan, jowar, ragi, bajra, onions and green chillies.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

Ragi flour ( Nachni flour) : Ragi flour is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition its gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and heart patients. A must read for the benefits of ragi to include in your daily diet. 
 
Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also more protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. See detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 
 
Jowar Flour : Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Hence a good safe food for diabetics and also for those who want to live and eat healthy. See detailed benefits of jowar
 
Bajra flour : Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. See here for the detailed benefits of bajra flour

Onions : Yes, its a great Anti Oxidant. The phytochemical present in onions along with their Vitamin C help boost your immunity. The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure. The sulphur in the onion which brings you tears is actually good for your eyes. Raw onions keep your heart healthy and see here for total benefits of onions

Is Methi Thalipeeth safe for diabetics, heart and overweight individuals?

Yes, this is safe for all to eat. Each of the 4 flours are healthy. BUT you need to cut the oil used in the recipe by 50%.

Is Methi  Thalipeeth safe for healthy individuals?

Yes, this is safe for all to eat. Each of the 4 flours (jowar, bajra, whole wheat flour and besan) are healthy.

What is a healthy accompaniment to methi thalipeeth?

Have thalipeeth with a bowl of low fat curds which will give some protein and calcium. 

Low Fat Curds
Low Fat Curds

Methi Thalipeeth is good for

1. Healthy Lifestyle
2. Healthy weight gain
3. Diabetics : cut oil by 50%
4. Cardiac patients : cut oil 
5. Kids
6. Weight loss : cut oil by 50%

How to burn 161 calories that come from one Methi Thalipeeth?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         48  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          16  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         21  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         28  mins

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

Value per per thalipeeth% Daily Values
Energy161 cal8%
Protein3.4 g6%
Carbohydrates18.2 g6%
Fiber3.4 g14%
Fat8.3 g13%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A241.9 mcg5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C4.3 mg11%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)15.1 mcg8%
MINERALS
Calcium47 mg8%
Iron1.5 mg7%
Magnesium40.7 mg12%
Phosphorus74.7 mg12%
Sodium10 mg1%
Potassium107.7 mg2%
Zinc0.6 mg6%
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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