Nutritional Facts of Jalebi, Calories in Jalebi

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does 1 Jalebi have?

Jalebi is a popular deep fried Indian dessert loved all over the country and has 44 calories per Jalebi. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 22 calories, proteins account for 1 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 20 calories. One serving of Jalebi provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Jalebi recipe. This sticky, sugary, spice-tinged mithai is an all-time favourite in West and North India. It is so popular that for many, by default dessert means Jalebi! 

Deep-fried in ghee and resplendent with the goodness of saffron and cardamom, Jalebi is as rich as a dessertcan be, yet it is every man's delight, made in most homes and sold in very street corner. 

It is an anytime treat, which can be enjoyed as a dessert, had with tea, or even relished with fafda for breakfast as the Gujaratis do.

Adding a little besan to the plain flour dough, as done here, gives a nice crispness to the Jalebi. We suggest using an aluminium bowl to mix and ferment the dough, but if you don't have one, you can use a glass bowl. 

Is Jalebi healthy?

No, this is a mithai you must enjoy once in a while. Jalebi is a popular deep fried Indian dessert loved all over the country and has 44 calories per Jalebi. Deep fried in ghee and consisting mainly of maida and sugar will result in not keeping up with a healthy life style. Instead of saying no to it, grab 2 pieces once in a while and enjoy it. 

The probelm?

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida 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 patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

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. 

Is Jalebi good for Diabetics?

Jalebi is made up of maida and sugar which falls under the category of unsafe foods for daibetics and a healthy life style. Consuming maida and sugar will cause a spike in your blood sugar levels and slow down the fat burning process. Even worse, it will cause inflammation in your body which is unhealthy. Also being a diabetic, you should be consuming low fat foods to keep your weight and cholesterol in check. 

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. 

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

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.

How to burn 44 calories that come from one Jalebi?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         13  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            4  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           6  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =           8  mins

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

Value per jalebi% Daily Values
Energy44 cal2%
Protein0.2 g0%
Carbohydrates5.6 g2%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat2.2 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A20.7 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0 mg0%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0.2 mcg0%
Calcium0.5 mg0%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium1.2 mg0%
Phosphorus2.8 mg0%
Sodium0.3 mg0%
Potassium3.6 mg0%
Zinc0 mg0%
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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