How many calories does one Veg Frankie have?
One Veg Frankie gives 267 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 144 calories, proteins account for 18 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 107 calories. One Veg Frankie provides about 13 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Veg Frankie recipe which is a popular Mumbai roadside snack.
Is Veg Frankie healthy?
No, it's not healthy. Made from a roti of plain flour and whole wheat flour. Stuffing is of potatoes and has lots of seasoning and Indian spices.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Plain flour : 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 diabetics, heart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.
Potatoes (Aloo) : Being high in simple carbohydrates they will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Veg Frankie?
No, as there is usage of plain flour and potatoes. You can try and make a frankie with a whole wheat roti and replace the stuffing with a vegetable high in fibre like bhindi or broccoli.
Can healthy individuals have Veg Frankie?
Not recommended as its not suitable for healthy living. It tastes great due to the addition of plain flour to the roti.
Veg Frankie is high in
1. Vitamin C
: Vitamin C
is a great defence against coughs and colds.
2. Vitamin B1
: Vitamin B1
protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells.
Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How to burn 267 calories that come from Veg Frankie?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 20 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 27 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 36 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 46 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.