Nutritional Facts of Kaju- Barfi, Calories in Kaju- Barfi

by Tarla Dalal
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Course
Barfi

How many calories does one serving of Kaju-Barfi have?

One serving of Kaju-Barfi gives 48 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 23 calories, proteins account for 4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 21 alories.  One serving of Kaju-Barfi provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Kaju-Barfi recipe. A no-sweat, no-fuss recipe to prepare the all-time favourite Kaju Barfi within minutes! The barfi involves a very simple procedure and takes very little time to prepare. It does not even require ghee, except for greasing the tray, because the oil contained in the cashews is enough to cook this tasty mithai without sticking to the kadhai. With this easy recipe, you can get the satisfaction of preparing pure and tasty Kaju Barfi for your family, right in your own kitchen. Whether it is Diwali , Raksha - Bandhan or a dessert party, the mithai platter would be incomplete without these delicious Kaju-Barfi.

Is Kaju-Barfi healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why. Kaju-Barfi is made from cashewnuts and sugar.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Cashew Nuts (kaju) : In general, walnutscashew nutspeanutsalmondspistachios and pinenuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and good for heart. They are a healthy snack for Diabetics. Dietary intakes of cashew and other foods rich in magnesium helps to regulate blood pressure. See 9 amazing benefits of cashew nuts for complete details. 

What's the problem?

1. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 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. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Kaju-Barfi?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it.

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. Also dry fruits suffed dates is healthy. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery,  oats and dates kheer and anjeer and mixed nuts barfi (not for diabetics).

Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi

Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi

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.

Can healthy individuals have Kaju-Barfi?

No.

How to burn 48 calories that come from Kaju-Barfi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 14mins

Running (11 kmph) = 5 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 serving% Daily Values
Energy48 cal2%
Protein1.1 g2%
Carbohydrates5.7 g2%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat2.3 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A3 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.7 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium2.5 mg0%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium17.5 mg5%
Phosphorus22.5 mg4%
Sodium0.6 mg0%
Potassium31 mg1%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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