Nutritional Facts of Chocolate Modak, Ganpati Recipe, Calories in Chocolate Modak, Ganpati Recipe

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How many calories does one Chocolate Modak have?

One Chocolate Modak gives 79 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 32 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 47 calories.  One Chocolate Modak provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Chocolate Modak recipe. Ganpati loves kids and kids love Ganpati, so let’s combine their favourites and make an all-new mithai! The Chocolate Modak is an all-new sweet delight in which a mouth-watering mix of chocolate, milk, cream, nuts and crushed biscuits is set in modak moulds to make soft, chocolaty modaks that anybody will love to bite into! These soft modaks are of perfect sweetness and quite easy and quick to make too. They stay fresh in an airtight container for 5 or 6 days.

Is Chocolate Modak healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Almonds (badam) Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, ThiamineVitamin B3, Niacin and Folate which plays an important role in the brain development. Almonds balances your cholesterol levels. almonds have a very low glycemic index and good for diabetics. See all 13 super health benefits of almonds

2. Cashew Nuts (kaju) : In general, walnutscashew nutspeanutsalmondspistachios 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. 

3. 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.

What's the problem?

1. Condensed Milk, Sweetened Condensed MilkCondensed Milk – itself is very high in energy (513 calories from ½ cup). That’s a lot! This is of most concern especially when most of it is because of the added sugar, which does not offer any benefit in reality. So weight watchers and those suffering from diabetes and heart disease as well as those aiming a healthy lifestyle need to definitely stay steer of this ingredient, though rich in taste. Condensed milk is a dairy product, so it is a concentrated source of protein and calcium, which are necessary to build strong bones. It does provide some B vitamins and potassium also. So condensed milk should be the preferred choice over plain sugar. Read is condensed milk healthy?

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida to mkae biscuits which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe 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.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Chocolate Modak?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Condensed Milk – itself is very high in energy (513 calories from ½ cup). That’s a lot! This is of most concern especially when most of it is because of the added sugar, which does not offer any benefit in reality. So weight watchers and those suffering from diabetes and heart disease as well as those aiming a healthy lifestyle need to definitely stay steer of this ingredient, though rich in taste.

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 or oats and dates kheer

Try a jowar based Indian dessert which is s a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. The jowar apple sheera recipe is made with the addition of cows milk and apples and sweetened with honey.

Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet

Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet

Can healthy individuals have Chocolate Modak?

No. 

How to burn 79 calories that come from Four Chocolate Modak?

Walking (6 kmph) = 24 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 8 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 11 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 14 mins

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

Value per modak% Daily Values
Energy79 cal4%
Protein1.5 g3%
Carbohydrates8.1 g3%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat5.2 g8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A30.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium22.5 mg4%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium13.1 mg4%
Phosphorus18.3 mg3%
Sodium7.8 mg0%
Potassium53.5 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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