Nutritional Facts of Rasgulla ( Mithai), Calories in Rasgulla ( Mithai)

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Rasgulla have?

One Rasgulla gives 106 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 59 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 30 calories.  One serving of Rasgulla provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Is Rasgulla healthy?

No Rasgulla is not healthy as it has sugar. Rasgulla is a famous Bengali sweet and relished all over India. The art lies in making the perfect chenna and you will get super soft Rasgullas.

Rasgulla is made of milk and sugar. We have used 2 kinds of milk in making the chenna. Cows milk which gives softness to the rasgulla and is lower in fat and then we have the full fat buffalo milk.

Let's understand the ingredietns in Rasgulla. 

What's good in Rasgulla?

Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. Milk low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs. Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk.

What's the problem in Rasgulla?

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammtion 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. 

Rasgulla is not a healthy sweet and best eaten as a cheat meal. Highly not recommended for diabetics, heart patients or weight loss. While one Rasgulla is only 106 calories, the issue is the quality of calories you put into your body. You are healthier by choosing healthier options.  

What is a healthy Bengali sweet atlernate to Rasgulla?

Yes, the most logical option is to replace the full fat milk and sugar in the recipe. So we have Chocolate Sandesh to suggest which is made from low fat paneer and sugar substitute which has no calories. You have cut the fat levels and this recipe can be had in moderation by diabetics and heart patients. There is only 48 calories in chocolate sandesh ! Enjoy your dessert.

Chocolate Sandesh
Chocolate Sandesh

How to burn 106 calories that come from one serving of Rasgulla?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         32  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          11  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         14  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         18  mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy106 cal5%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates14.8 g5%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat3.3 g5%
Cholesterol5 mg1%
Vitamin A66.6 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C2 mg5%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4.6 mcg2%
Calcium105.1 mg18%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium6.5 mg2%
Phosphorus69 mg12%
Sodium28.8 mg2%
Potassium79.5 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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