Nutritional Facts of Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack, Calories in Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack

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How many calories does one cup of Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack have?

One cup of Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack gives 617 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 152 calories, proteins account for 22 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 444 calories.  One cup of Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack provides about 31 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack recipe. This is a crispy jar snack that is very famous all over India. Para is essentially a diamond-shaped, deep-fried snack made with a plain flour dough. There are both sweet and savoury versions of para. This recipe introduces you to the savoury version, seasoned with salt and flavoured pleasantly with ajwain. Cool the Namak Para completely after deep-frying, and store it in an airtight jar. Relish it with a cup of hot masala chaai , and lose yourself in the simple yet satisfying experience – after all, it is little joys like this that make life a delightful ride! You can also try other jar snacks like Aloo Bhujia or Bajra Vadi.

Is Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack  healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's the problem?

1. Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses 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 diabeticsheart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

2. Rava (semolina, sooji) :  What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?

3. Deep fried foods : This kand 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. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Most diseases (eating deep fried foods) from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

Here are some Healthy snack options

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakes or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Methi Muthias

Baked Methi Muthias

Can healthy individuals have Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack?

No. 
 

How to burn 617 calories that come from Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack?

Walking (6 kmph) = 3hr  5 mins    

Running (11 kmph) = 1hr  2 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1hr  22 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1hr  46 mins

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

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy617 cal31%
Protein5.6 g10%
Carbohydrates37.9 g13%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat49.3 g75%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A450.2 mcg9%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.2 mg10%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium11.3 mg2%
Iron1.3 mg6%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium5.6 mg0%
Potassium63.2 mg1%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack
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 on 01 Aug 19 12:52 PM