Nutritional Facts of Pista Barfi, Calories in Pista Barfi

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How many calories does one piece of Pista Barfi have?

One piece of Pista Barfi gives 111 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 48 calories, proteins account for 9 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 53 calories.  One piece of Pista Barfi provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Pista Barfi recipe. Pista barfi has a mild nutty flavour and attractive colour, both of which make it very tempting. This barfi is mildly flavoured with cardamom, and tastes good as such, but if you wish for a more elaborate presentation, you could choose to sandwich two varieties of barfi, garnish with roasted nuts and saffron, or come up with your own splendid ideas!

Is Pista Barfi healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Pistachois : In general, walnutscashew nutspeanutsalmondspistachios and pinenuts are a healthy snack to carry keep with you as they are rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and good for heart. They are a healthy snack for Diabetics.

What's the problem?

1. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 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. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Pista Barfi?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.  Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet.

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Also dry fruits suffed dates is healthy. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery,  oats and dates kheer and anjeer and mixed nuts barfi (not for diabetics).

Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi

Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi

Can healthy individuals have Pista Barfi?

No. 

How to burn 111 calories that come from Pista Barfi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 33 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 11 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 15 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 19 mins

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

Value per piece% Daily Values
Energy111 cal6%
Protein2.2 g4%
Carbohydrates12.1 g4%
Fiber0.2 g1%
Fat5.9 g9%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A16 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0.6 mg2%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)5.7 mcg3%
MINERALS
Calcium15.6 mg3%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium13.4 mg4%
Phosphorus47.8 mg8%
Sodium0.1 mg0%
Potassium113.9 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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