Nutritional Facts of Crispy Threaded Tofu, Calories in Crispy Threaded Tofu

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How many calories does one roll of Crispy Threaded Tofu have?

One roll of Crispy Threaded Tofu gives 54 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 21 calories, proteins account for 9 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 24 calories.  One roll of Crispy Threaded Tofu provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view. Crispy Threaded Tofu recipe. The Crispy Threaded Tofu is a pretty sight, with slits all over the wrapper, which make it seem as if the saucy tofu is wrapped up with threads! It is as tasty to bite into too, because the crisp outer slowly gives way to a tangy Schezuan sauce flavoured stuffing of succulent tofu or paneer, making every bite a sheer delight. Serve this tasty starter immediately on preparation.

Is Crispy Threaded Tofu healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Tofu : Tofu is an excallent source of protein for vegetarains and contains all the 9 essential amino acids. Tofu may reduce risk of some cancers and reduce the risk of diabetes. It is also good for brain health and bones. Those with thyroid issues it is suggested not to have tofu. 

2. Paneer : Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?

What's the problem?

1.  Deep fried foods : This recipe 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. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

2. Cornflour ( Cornstarch) ProsCornflour is easy to digest because of the presence of insoluble fiber, thus benefits the gut. It’s gluten-free and can be consumed by those who cannot afford to stock wheat. Cons. Cornflour is full of calories and carbs like refined sugar, thus a barrier to weight reduction. Those on weight loss diet must definitely not reach out for it. The high crabs makes it a No-No for a diabetic meal and restricted for heart patients. Read for more details is cornflour healthy

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Crispy Threaded Tofu?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe 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. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body.

Here are some Healthy Indian 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 , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakesoats upmabaked sev , baked whole wheat puris or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Can healthy individuals have Crispy Threaded Tofu?

No. 

How to burn 54 calories that come from Crispy Threaded Tofu?

Walking (6 kmph) = 16 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 5 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 7 mins           

Swimming (2 kmph) = 9 mins

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

Value per roll% Daily Values
Energy54 cal3%
Protein2.2 g4%
Carbohydrates5.3 g2%
Fiber0.9 g4%
Fat2.7 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A19.4 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)5.9 mcg3%
MINERALS
Calcium10.9 mg2%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium9.6 mg3%
Phosphorus31.4 mg5%
Sodium165.9 mg9%
Potassium70.8 mg2%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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