Nutritional Facts of Corn and Capsicum Tikki, Calories in Corn and Capsicum Tikki

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How many calories does one Corn and Capsicum Tikki have?

One Corn and Capsicum Tikki gives 79 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 31 calories, proteins account for 4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 46 calories.  One Corn and Capsicum Tikki provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Corn and Capsicum Tikki Recipe . Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such an irresistible snack. Nobody can withhold the temptation to bite into one of these green chilli flavoured tikkis, which are oh-so-crisp outside and super soft inside. It is also very easy to prepare because it uses minimal ingredients and does not even require the corn to be boiled before making the dough mixture.

 Is Corn and Capsicum Tikki healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Capsicum (Bell Peppers) : Rich in vitamin Ccapsicum protect and maintain the lining of the heart. Colourful capsicums are not only visually appealing but also good for your eyes too, as they contain antioxidant Lutein, which protects the eye from cataracts and degeneration of the eye. Capsicum is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells in the bone marrow. See detailed benefits of capsicum

What's the problem?

Sweet Corn : The pros. Sweet corn in a rich in fibre. The high vitamin B3 – 2.61 mg / cup is known to reduce cholesterol levels in body and in turn promote heart healthSweet corn is good for pregnancy as high folate content and antioxidants - lutein is good for the foetus.The cons. the glycemic index of sweet corn is said to be between 55 to 58 and hence not suited for diabetics and best to restrict the usage. Though sweet corn is a good source of fiber, low in fat and helps control appetite, considering that it is a vegetable it has more calories than other fiber rich veggies, so restrict usage for weight loss. So given a choice it is wise to opt for other veggies firstRead the article is sweet corn healthy?

Deep fried foods : This tikki is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. It also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Corn and Capsicum Tikki ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This tikki is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption.

Here are some Healthy snack options

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Oats Moong Dal Tikki

Oats Moong Dal Tikki

Healthy Chutney to have with Tikkis

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander, lehsun ka chutneygreen garlic chutney or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada.

Lehsun ki Chutney, Lasun Ki Chutney, Garlic Chutney for Chaat

Lehsun ki Chutney, Lasun Ki Chutney, Garlic Chutney for Chaat

Can healthy individuals have Corn and Capsicum Tikki?

No, this is deep fried.

Corn and Capsicum Tikki is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

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 79 calories that come from Corn and Capsicum Tikki?

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 tikki% Daily Values
Energy79 cal4%
Protein0.9 g2%
Carbohydrates7.8 g3%
Fiber0.7 g3%
Fat5.1 g8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A80.3 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C10.9 mg27%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium1.7 mg0%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium0.9 mg0%
Potassium29.3 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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