Nutritional Facts of Aloo Methi, Calories in Aloo Methi

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Lunch

How many calories does one serving of Aloo Methi have?

One  serving of Aloo Methi gives 243 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 50 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 184 calories.  One  serving of Aloo Methi provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Aloo methi is a popular Indian Subzi, almost like an everyday subzi had. Easy to make with all the ingredients available at home.

Is Aloo Methi healthy?

No, Aloo Methi is sadly not that healthy. Main ingredients of aloo methi are aloo, methi, oil and Indian spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good about aloo methi!
 
Methi (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in calorie, powerful antioxidant, cures mouth ulcers. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 
 
What's the problem?
 
Potatoes (Aloo) : This recipe uses 1.5 cups boiled potatoes. Being high in simple carbohydrates they will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.  
 
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have aloo methi?

No, this recipe has too many carbs due to the usage of potatoes. So stay away from aloo methi.

What is a healty option to Aloo Methi for Diabetics and others?

We suggest a healthy vegetable like bhindi masala recipe which is low cal and in this case made with zero oil and has plenty of fibre. You can have the bhindi masala with a whole wheat roti.

Bhindi Masala
Bhindi Masala

Can healthy individuals have aloo methi?

aloo methi is got too much potatoes. So it's best consumed in moderation. If you want to be totally clean in your diet, then say goodbye to potatoes as they tend to spike blood sugar levels. 

Aloo Methi is high in

1. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. 
2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.
3. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
 
Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
 

How to burn 243 calories that come from one serving of Aloo Methi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 13 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 24 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 32 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 42 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy243 cal12%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates12.6 g4%
Fiber4.1 g16%
Fat20.4 g31%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A1064.6 mcg22%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.9 mg7%
Vitamin C27.3 mg68%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.8 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium152.1 mg25%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium42.2 mg12%
Phosphorus18.4 mg3%
Sodium33.5 mg2%
Potassium125.2 mg3%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
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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