Nutritional Facts of Gaund Ke Ladoo, Calories in Gaund Ke Ladoo

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Gaund Ke Ladoo have?

One Gond Ke Ladoo gives 142 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 57 calories, proteins account for 5 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 82 calories.  One Gaund Ke Ladoo provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Gaund Ke Ladoo recipe. Gaund is an edible gum, extracted from the bark of a tree. Pale, brownish yellow coloured crystals of gaund are easily available in shops. You first need to deep-fry the crystals till they fluff up and then powder them before use in recipes. Gaund is a heat-giving food that is heartily devoured in Rajasthan during the merciless winter months.

Is Gaund Ke Ladoo healthy?

No, it's not healthy. Made from gaund, ghee, whole wheat flour, sugar and ghee. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This ladoo 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.

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Gaund Ke Ladoo?

No, as the ladoo is deep fried and loads of sugar it has. 

Can healthy individuals have Gaund Ke Ladoo?

No, as the ladoo is deep fried and loads of sugar it has. 

What is a healthier option to Gaund Ke Ladoo?

We suggest you have oats and mixed nuts ladoo which has very little jaggery used as a sweetener. 

Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo (Healthy Laddu)
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo (Healthy Laddu)

How to burn 142 calories that come from Gaund Ke Ladoo?

Walking (6 kmph) = 43 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 14 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 19 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 24 mins

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

Value per ladoo% Daily Values
Energy142 cal7%
Protein1.3 g2%
Carbohydrates14.3 g5%
Fiber1.3 g5%
Fat9.1 g14%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A80.1 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.9 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium5.3 mg1%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium14.3 mg4%
Phosphorus38.3 mg6%
Sodium2.8 mg0%
Potassium34.1 mg1%
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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