Nutritional Facts of Mysore Pak, Calories in Mysore Pak

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Diwali Sweets Mithai

How many calories does one piece of Mysore Pak have?

One  piece of Mysore Pak gives 564 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 68 calories, proteins account for 5 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 491 calories.  One  piece of Mysore Pak provides about 28 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Mysore pak is a famous South Indian sweet.

Is Mysore Pak healthy?

No, Mysore Pak is tasty but not healthy. Mysore pak is made of besan, plain flour, sugar and loads of fat. 

Let's understand why?

What's good.

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also more protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. See detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

What's the problem?

Plain flour : This recipe uses 1/3 cup of plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabetics, heart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Sugar : Sugar 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. 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. 

Fat : Far too much ghee is used. About 4 cups of it to make 12 pices.

Can Diabetics, Heart patients and over weight individuals have mysore pak?

Since the fat levels are so high, this recipe is not suited for diabetics.

Can healthy individuals havemysore pak?

No, Mysore pak is very high in fat and will cause inflammation to the body and result in fat storage if had. Note that most of the ghee is drained out at the end of the cooking process so you can still have this mithai once in a while.

How to burn 564 calories that come from one piece of Mysore Pak?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 49 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 56 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 15 mins       
Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 37 mins

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

Value per piece% Daily Values
Energy324 cal16%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates30.2 g10%
Fiber1.8 g7%
Fat21.4 g32%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A202.2 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)17.3 mcg9%
MINERALS
Calcium6.6 mg1%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium15.2 mg4%
Phosphorus38.8 mg6%
Sodium8.6 mg0%
Potassium84.3 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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