Nutritional Facts of Sev, Calories in Sev

by Tarla Dalal
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Course
Chaat

Occasion & Party
Indian Party

Occasion & Party
Picnic Dry Snacks

How many calories does one tbsp Sev have?

One tbsp Sev gives 42 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 18 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 19 calories.  One tbsp Sev provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Sev recipe. Sev also called Besan Sev is made from a soft dough of besan (gram flour), oil and spices. The dough is then transferred into a sev press and pressed to form thin strands of sev which are then deep fried. Like green chutney and khajur imli ki chutney, Sev is also an extremely important ingredient in the preparation of chaat items like Bhel Puri, Sev Puri.

Is Sev healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

What's the problem?

1. Deep fried foods : This recipe 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. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods 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.  

2. Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The 5 best oils used in cooking are olive oil (low temperature short time cooking), avocado oilcanola oilcoconut oil and peanut oil. You must read the super article to find the facts of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Sev?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.  This recipe 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. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods 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.

Here are some Healthy Indian 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 pancakesoats upmabaked sev  or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Sev

Baked Sev

Can healthy individuals have Sev?

No. 

How to burn 42 calories that come from Sev?

Walking (6 kmph) = 13 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 4 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 6 mins           

Swimming (2 kmph) = 7 mins

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

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy42 cal2%
Protein1.5 g3%
Carbohydrates4.4 g1%
Fiber1.1 g4%
Fat2.1 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A24.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)10.8 mcg5%
MINERALS
Calcium4.1 mg1%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium9.5 mg3%
Phosphorus24.2 mg4%
Sodium5.4 mg0%
Potassium52.7 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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