Nutritional Facts of Mor Kuzhambu, South Indian Curd Curry, Calories in Mor Kuzhambu, South Indian Curd Curry

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How many calories does one serving of Mor Kuzhambu have?

One serving of Mor kuzhambu gives 153 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 21 calories, proteins account for 15 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 101 calories.  One serving of Mor kuzhambu provides about 8 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Morkuzambu recipeAn all-time favourite South Indian curd curry, the Mor Kuzhambu is marked by its mild tang, creamy mouth feel and rich taste.It is basically whisked curd flavoured with a semi-spicy coconut paste. 

Is Mor Kuzhambu healthy? 

Yes, Mor kuzhambu is healthy. Made mainly from curds, coconut, green chillies, coconut oil and spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

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.  

Coconut Oil : Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s).  Unlike other fats, they go directly from the gut to the liver. From here, they are then used as a source of energy or converted into ketones. As the calories in MCT’s are used straight away, they are less likely to be stored as fats in the body. MCT's have shown to improve your brain and memory function, they also give a boost to your energy levels and improve your endurance.

Green Chilli : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Mor kuzhambu ?

Yes, this curry is healthy but control portion size as we have used full fat curds. Balance your meal with other low fat foods.

Can healthy individuals have Mor kuzhambu?

Yes, this is healthy. 

Mor kuzhambu is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

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 153 calories that come from Mor kuzambu?

Walking (6 kmph) = 46 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 15 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 20 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 26 mins

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


 

 

 

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy153 cal8%
Protein3.7 g7%
Carbohydrates5.2 g2%
Fiber1 g4%
Fat11.2 g17%
Cholesterol12 mg3%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A154.1 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.8 mg2%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)6.3 mcg3%
MINERALS
Calcium159.7 mg27%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium14.6 mg1%
Potassium75.5 mg2%
Zinc0 mg0%
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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