Nutritional Facts of Mixed Sprouts Poha, Calories in Mixed Sprouts Poha

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Mixed Sprouts Poha have?

One serving of Mixed Sprouts Poha gives 179 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 138 calories, proteins account for 23 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 19 calories.  One serving of Mixed Sprouts Poha provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Mixed Sprouts Poha recipe. Mixed Sprouts Poha is made of poha, mixed sprouts, peanut oil, onions and spices. A nutritious quick breakfast of Mixed Sprouts Poha taken early in the morning holds you in good stead throughout the day. Batata poha is a breakfast dish that's really easy to make and is commonly eaten in most houses. To make it healthier, I have substituted potatoes with sprouts in this Mixed Sprouts Poha recipe as sprouted pulses are easier to digest. Sprouts contain enzymes that aid digestion and are alkaline in nature. On sprouting, the seed becomes a veritable nutrient factory with a greater concentration of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and B-complex. Sprouts are a good source of fibre, good for diabetic and heart friendly. We often have Mixed Sprouts Poha as a quick evening snack as the kids and rest of the family get to eat this. As poha is in most Indian kitchens and mixed sprouts is easily available, I love making this Quick Mixed Sprouts Poha recipe.

Is Mixed Sprouts Poha healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Poha ( Beaten rice) : Pros for poha. High iron count (2.67 mg in a cup) of poha. Most people prefer eating poha for breakfast. The reason behind it is its high carb count. Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and  further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too. Cons. Due to high carb content it is not good source  of diabetic food. With calories to add along with carbs and not much fiber, poha should logically be constrained by those who intend to lose weight. High protein, less carbs and more fiber should be the target of weight watchers. Read is poha healthy?  

2. Sprouts ( mixed sprouts) Sprouts contain enzymes that aid digestion and are alkaline in nature. Sprouting increases the availability of proteins. For example, on sprouting, the protein content of moong increases by 30%.  On sprouting, the seed becomes a veritable nutrient factory with a greater concentration of Vitamin AVitamin CVitamin EVitamin K and B-complex. Sprouts are a good source of fibre , good for diabetic and heart friendly. See detailed health benefits of sprouts

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 in Onions 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. Lemon, Lemon Juice : Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and thus helps in the production of  white blood cells and antibodies in the blood which attacks invading microorganisms, prevents infection and builds immunity. Therefore, Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice helps in absorption of iron from the food. So if you’re iron deficient or have anaemia squeeze a lemon on iron rich recipes. See detailed benefits of lemon, lemon juice.

5. 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. 

Peanut Oil : Peanut oil has the highest amount of MUFA (around 49%) amongst all the other remaining common cooking oils. The remaining 51% is PUFA and SFA. Most households in western Indian use peanut oil as a cooking medium. If you have to choose amongst the cooking oils, after avocado oil and coconut oil, this oil gets a spot-on. But when compared to other MUFA based oils, this oil is considered to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, which often may tend to harm your body without you realizing it. Read the super article of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Mixed Sprouts Poha ?

Yes, for heart patients and no for daibetics and weight loss. Most people prefer eating poha for breakfast. The reason behind it is its high carb count. Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and  further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too. Cons. Due to high carb content it is not good source  of diabetic food. With calories to add along with carbs and not much fiber, poha should logically be constrained by those who intend to lose weight. 

Can healthy individuals have Mixed Sprouts Poha ?

Yes. Mixed Sprouts Poha – A Fiber Rich Healthy Breakfast. Sprouts are a storehouse of nutrients – they add on vitamins to minerals to fiber to your meals. They are easy digest as well. Nutritionist recommend including a handful of sprouts daily to your diet. Breakfast and snacks are the most easiest way to follow this, hence our attempt to make the traditional poha healthy.  This Mixed Sprouts Poha is devoid of all carb laden ingredients like potatoes and sugar. Prefer to use peanut oil to add in MUFA (Mono unsaturated fatty acids). Begin your day with this protein and fiber rich Mixed Sprouts Poha. This is quite satiating and will give you a day full of high spirits. Pair Mixed Sprouts Poha with a fruit to make a complete healthy breakfast.

Mixed Sprouts Poha is high in

1. Iron Iron is essential in the chemical reactions that produce energy from foods. Eat more greens and garden cress seeds to prevent you from being anaemic. Here are the top 7 sources of iron rich foods

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 179 calories that come from Four Mixed Sprouts Poha?

Walking (6 kmph) = 54 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 18 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 24 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 31 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy164 cal8%
Protein5.7 g10%
Carbohydrates30.6 g10%
Fiber3.5 g14%
Fat2.1 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A31.9 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.4 mg12%
Vitamin C7 mg18%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)15.2 mcg8%
MINERALS
Calcium49.7 mg8%
Iron2.3 mg11%
Magnesium62.4 mg18%
Phosphorus116 mg19%
Sodium6.7 mg0%
Potassium192.2 mg4%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
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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