Nutritional Facts of Appam, Appam Without Yeast, Calories in Appam, Appam Without Yeast

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How many calories does one Appam have?

One Appam gives 121 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 64 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 49 calories.  One Appam provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Appam recipe. It is a delight to watch an experienced chef swirl the kadhai to make a perfect bowl-shaped Appam! You can master the art too, within a few tries. Appam is a delectable South Indian dish, which is comparable to dosa, but with a special texture and shape. The raw rice batter and the unique manner of preparation give it a crisp bowl-like structure with a spongy bun-like centre. Drizzle a little coconut milk over the Appam and enjoy it hot with a spicy Kadala Curry or mouth-watering Coconut Stew. While Appam is traditionally made with yeast, to get the fluffy centre, it can also be made through a natural fermentation process, without using yeast. Here is how to do that...

Is Appam healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

What's the problem?

1. 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 Glycemic index 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?

2. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 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. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have  ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels.

What are the healthier dosa recipes?

Opt for nachni dosaquinoa dosaoats dosa,  4 Flour Dosa recipespinach dosa  or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used. Serve it with a healthy sambar recipe or coconut chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

4 Flour Dosa

4 Flour Dosa

Can healthy individuals have ?

Not too healthy so best to skip.

How to burn 121 calories that come from Appam?

Walking (6 kmph) = 36 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 12 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 16 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 21 mins

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

Value per appam% Daily Values
Energy87 cal4%
Protein1.2 g2%
Carbohydrates11.5 g4%
Fiber1.6 g6%
Fat4 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A5.4 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0.3 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2 mcg1%
MINERALS
Calcium2.1 mg0%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium14.1 mg4%
Phosphorus39.7 mg7%
Sodium2.5 mg0%
Potassium38.3 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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