Nutritional Facts of Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake, Calories in Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake

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How many calories does one Ela Ada Recipe have?

One Ela Ada Recipe gives 263 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 176 calories, proteins account for 9 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 76 calories.  One Ela Ada Recipe provides about 13 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Ela Ada RecipeEla Ada is a traditional sweet delicacy from Kerala, made by steaming stuffed rice flour pancakes wrapped in a banana leaf.

Is Ela Ada Recipe healthy?

No, Ela Ada is not healthy. Made from jaggery, coconut, rice flour and ghee.

Let's understand the ingredients. 

What's good.

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?
 
Jaggery (Gur) : When compared to sugar, which provides only empty calories, jaggery is considered to be a superior natural sweetener. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. What you would consume is just about a tbsp (18 g) or a tsp (6 g). While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly. Read is jaggery healthy for complete details.  
 
Rice flour (chawal ka atta) : Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Since it is made from polished rice it has no vitamins and minerals. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you
 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Ela Ada ?

No, this recipe uses lots of jaggery and rice flour. 
 
Can healthy individuals have Ela Ada?
 
No, as this is not part of a healthy recipe lifestyle.  

How to burn 263 calories that come from Ela Ada Recipe?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 19 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 26 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 35 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 45 mins

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

Value per ela ada% Daily Values
Energy263 cal13%
Protein2.2 g4%
Carbohydrates44.1 g15%
Fiber2.8 g11%
Fat8.4 g13%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A10.5 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C0.6 mg2%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium23.9 mg4%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium13.3 mg4%
Phosphorus72.2 mg12%
Sodium3.3 mg0%
Potassium76.6 mg2%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
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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