Nutritional Facts of Walnut and Cashewnut Balls

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How many calories does one Walnut and Cashew nut Balls have?

One Walnut and Cashewnut Balls gives 95 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 21 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 67 calories.  One Walnut and Cashewnut Balls provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Walnut and Cashewnut Balls recipe. Finger foods that are handy and yummy are always a huge hit. If they are sweet, then they are unbeatable! Walnut and Cashewnut Balls is one such healthy finger food for kids, made of calcium-rich walnuts and cashews roasted in ghee and bound together with sugar syrup. Do not make the sugar syrup too early as it will not help bind the mixture properly. Make it just before preparing the nut mix.

Is Walnut and Cashewnut Balls healthy?

No, this is not healthy. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Walnuts (Akhrot) : Eating a handful of Walnuts a day is said to increase the good cholesterol (HDL). Walnuts are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids which contain high amounts of DHA which improve thinking power in adults and excellent for brain health for newborn kids. Being a good source of Folate, Vitamin B9, it’s good for pregnant women to top up their folic acid with eating a bit of walnuts daily.  As it's low in the Glycemic Index, and loaded with Fibre, it’s a good choice for Diabetics. See detailed  benefits of walnuts.

Cashew Nuts (kaju): In general, walnuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, almonds, pistachios and pinenuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and good for heart. They are a healthy snack for Diabetics. Dietary intakes of cashew and other foods rich in magnesium helps to regulate blood pressure. See 9 amazing benefits of cashew nuts for complete details. 

What's the problem?

Sugar : Sugar syrup is made from sugar.  Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Walnut and Cashew nut Balls  ?

No, as there is too much sugar used. 

Can healthy individuals have Walnut and Cashew nut Balls  ?

No, as there is too much sugar used. 

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. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery. 

Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)

Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)

How to burn 95 calories that come from Walnut and Cashewnut Balls?

Walking (6 kmph) = 29 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 10 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 13 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 16 mins

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

Value per per ball% Daily Values
Energy95 cal5%
Protein1.7 g3%
Carbohydrates5.2 g2%
Fiber0.2 g1%
Fat7.4 g11%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A11.5 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)10.2 mcg5%
MINERALS
Calcium9.4 mg2%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium32.4 mg9%
Phosphorus41 mg7%
Sodium0.2 mg0%
Potassium52.9 mg1%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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