Nutritional Facts of Kaju Kopra Sheera, Calories in Kaju Kopra Sheera

by Tarla Dalal
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Cooking Method
Microwave

Occasion & Party
Diwali

Occasion & Party
Raksha - Bandhan

How many calories does one serving of Kaju Kopra Sheera have?

One serving of Kaju Kopra Sheera gives 499 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 156 calories, proteins account for 26 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 316 calories.  One serving of Kaju Kopra Sheera provides about 25 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Kaju Kopra Sheera recipe. With striking similarities in flavour and colour, powdered cashewnuts and grated coconut get along very well in this exciting sheera. Rich in feel and flavour, this Kaju Kopra Sheera turns out wonderfully well if you sauté the ingredients carefully till they shed their rawness and start giving out an irresistible aroma. The slightly brown colour of the sheera, enhanced with saffron, makes it a pleasant slight to behold, and a pleasure to consume!

Is Kaju Kopra Sheera healthy?

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

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.

2. 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

3. Ghee : Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin AVitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow. Ghee is an excellent, high-quality selection medium of cooking because of its high smoke point. As compared to most oils and butter, ghee can handle a smoke point of 230°C, 450°F, thus its less prone to oxidant and destruction of nutrients. Yes, ghee does contain cholesterol, but some amount of cholesterol is needed by the body. Cholesterol has some functions to play too. It is necessary for hormone production, brain function, cell health and lubricating the joints. It is, in reality, a high quality fat for the body and brain. Ghee is loaded with fats but that’s medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which aid in weight loss. Ghee is healthy for daibetics in small amounts and you need to check your fat intake at the same time. Learn to easily make your ghee at home which is free of preservatives. See benefits of ghee

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 Kopra Sheera?

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. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery or oats and dates kheer

Oats and Dates Kheer, Healthy Indian Dessert Without Sugar

Oats and Dates Kheer, Healthy Indian Dessert Without Sugar

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 Kopra Sheera?

No. 

Kaju Kopra Sheera is high in

1. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 499 calories that come from Kaju Kopra Sheera?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 30 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 50 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 7 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 26 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy499 cal25%
Protein6.4 g12%
Carbohydrates39.1 g13%
Fiber3.7 g15%
Fat35.1 g53%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A132 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.1 mcg2%
MINERALS
Calcium15 mg2%
Iron1.9 mg9%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Potassium0 mg0%
Zinc1.5 mg15%
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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