Nutritional Facts of Jowar Methi Roti, Calories in Jowar Methi Roti

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Jowar Methi Roti have?

One Jowar Methi Roti gives 87 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 55 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 22 calories.  One Jowar Methi Roti provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Jowar Methi Roti recipe. The taste and nutrient value of jowar is seldom remembered, but after you try this recipe, it will stay in your memory forever! A perfect combination of jowar and methi, along with flavourful onions, coriander and green chillies, makes this sumptuous Jowar Methi Roti a tasteful way to boost your haemoglobin levels.

Is Jowar Methi Roti healthy?

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

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Jowar Flour Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Jowar and all Millets are rich in Potassium. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Hence a good safe food for diabetics but to be had in restricted quantity and safe  for those who want to live and eat healthy. Being high in Fibre, Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL). See 17 benefits of jowar and why you should have it.

2. Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 

3. Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

4. Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

What's the problem?

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have  ?

 

Can healthy individuals have ?

It can be confusing which Indian Rotis are healthy as there are so many options of flour to be used like plain floour, whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour, bajra flour and ragi flour. So which is the best.

Jowar is incredibly healthy and is way better than plain flour in making parathas and rotis. Each ingredient has its benefits. Having a Jowar Methi Roti will give you fibre and protein which is key to Vegetarians. Additional Jowar is rich in Iron, Magnesium which results in better calcium absorption leading to stronger bones. 

Methi leaves are believed to be good in combating Daibetes and very good for blood formation from adolescent girls to pregnant mothers. 

Is Jowar Methi Roti good for Diabetics?

Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Hence a good safe food for diabetics and also for those who want to live and eat healthy. 

Is Jowar Methi Roti good for weight loss?

Yes, this recipe is good for weight loss.  We have made this without oil in the dough and used a little in cooking.  There is only 87 calories per Jowar Methi roti. We give it a thumbs up as a super healthy Indian Bread. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to this roti?

We suggest you pair it with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds or a cucumber and pudina raita.

Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

How to burn 87 calories that come from one Jowar Methi Roti?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         26  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            9  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         12  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         15  mins

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

Value per roti% Daily Values
Energy87 cal4%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates13.8 g5%
Fiber2.4 g10%
Fat2.4 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A199.1 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C5 mg12%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)6.8 mcg3%
MINERALS
Calcium45.8 mg8%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium39.4 mg11%
Phosphorus52 mg9%
Sodium5.9 mg0%
Potassium47.2 mg1%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
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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