Nutritional Facts of Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk, Calories in Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

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How many calories does one tbsp. Basic Homemade Curd have?

One tbsp. Basic Homemade Curd using cows milk gives 17 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 2 calories, proteins account for 2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 5 calories.  One tbsp. Basic Homemade Curd provides about 1 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Basic Homemade Curd recipe. Making curds is a skill that every Indian must acquire because we cannot live without curds! Curd is not only tasty but packed with good health too, especially if it is made with pure cow’s milk. Basic Homemade Curd is easy to make. It can be enjoyed plain, or used to make recipes like Kadhi, buttermilk, dhoklas, etc.

Is Basic Homemade Curd using cows milk healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

2. Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Homemade Curd ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Use low fat milk to make the curd for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Or follow this low fat curds recipe

Low Fat Curds
Low Fat Curds

Can healthy individuals have Homemade Curd  ?

Yes, this is healthy. 

How to burn 17 calories that come from Basic Homemade Curd?

Walking (6 kmph) = 5 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 2 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 2 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 3 mins

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

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy17 cal1%
Protein0.5 g1%
Carbohydrates0.6 g0%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat0.6 g1%
Cholesterol0.1 mg0%
Vitamin A8.2 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0 mg0%
Vitamin C0.3 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.2 mcg1%
Calcium10.4 mg2%
Iron0 mg0%
Magnesium0.1 mg0%
Phosphorus13.3 mg2%
Sodium10.4 mg1%
Potassium20.1 mg0%
Zinc0 mg0%
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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