Nutritional Facts of Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada, Calories in Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada

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How many calories does one Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada have?

One Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada gives 78 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 21 calories, proteins account for 8 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 49 calories.  One Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada recipe. Keerai Vadai is one of the most popular South Indian evening snacks, enjoyed with a hot cup of filter coffee. It is a crispy dal vada, perked up with chopped amaranth leaves.

Is Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada healthy?

No, this is a deep fried food.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This vada 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.

Vada is deep fried and hence best avoided if you want to follow the path of healthy living. At best, as a cheat meal have a few pieces. 

What is a healthier option to Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada?

You can have a healthy snack like baked methi muthias recipe  which is baked and not deep fried. Another option is methi matri recipe or jowar tomato chila recipe.

Baked Methi Muthias
Baked Methi Muthias

How to burn 78 calories that come from one Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         23  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            8  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         10  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         13  mins
   
   

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

Value per vada% Daily Values
Energy78 cal4%
Protein1.9 g3%
Carbohydrates5.3 g2%
Fiber1.4 g6%
Fat5.5 g8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A310.3 mcg6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C4.9 mg12%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)18.3 mcg9%
MINERALS
Calcium23.3 mg4%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium15.7 mg1%
Potassium76.1 mg2%
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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