Nutritional Facts of Cumin Seeds Cracker, Jeera Biscuit, Calories in Cumin Seeds Cracker, Jeera Biscuit

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one piece of Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker have?

One piece of Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker gives 33 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 20 calories, proteins account for 3 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 10 calories. One piece of Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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To make cumin seeds cracker, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well and knead into a firm dough using enough water. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Roll a portion into 20 cm (7.8 inches) circle in diameter, using a little whole wheat flour. Prick with the help of a fork and trim the edges from 4 sides to form a square. Cut them into 9 squares of 50 mm. (2") using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make more squares. Using the dough that was trimmed at step 4 and the edges of the rolled dough after cutting into 9 pieces at step 5, you can make 4 to 6 more crackers. Place them on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes at 160°c (320°f) or until lightly brown and crisp. Cool completely and serve or store in an air-tight container.

These crispy, healthy munchies are made with oats, maize flour and whole-wheat flour instead of refined maida which can lead to inflammation in the body. Moreover, these are devoid of sugar. So these sugar free jeera biscuits are a wise pick over store bought sugar laden biscuits.

Wheat flour and oats are 2 fibre rich ingredients which are the highlight of this healthy Indian cracker. Though we have used small quantities of cornflour to make these crackers, this nutritious version of crackers with 37 calories and 1.2 g of protein can be enjoyed by heart patients, weight-watchers and diabetics in a restricted portion size.

Crunchy cumin seed cracker is great to keep in your handbag so that you are prepared when hunger strikes. You can also serve them as a substitute for fried nacho chips along with Mexican salsa.

Tips for cumin seed crackers. 1. Store in an air-tight container upto 7 days. 2. The crackers will appear a little soft when hot, but will get crisp once they cool down to room temperature. 3. Use the edges cut out from the dough to roll into a dough and then make some crackers from it.

Is Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some. Problem is the use of small quantiy of cornflour. However the recipe uses loads of whole wheat flour which we love. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

2. Maize flour ( makai ka atta) : Maize flour is a carbohydrate rich and energy rich flour loaded with fibre. Cornmeal prevents your blood sugar from shooting up and loaded with Zinc which is necessary for the formation of insulin. Maize flour is a good source of magnesium which is necessary for maintaining a steady heartbeat and normal blood pressure. The fibre binds with the bile salts and throws it out of the body, which helps in reducing the cholesterol from the body and good for  heart. Find out is maize flour is healthy and how to make it part of your diet. 

3. Oats : Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole Oats have an antioxidant called Avenanthramide (a polyphenol from oats) which helps lower blood pressure levels. Soluble fibre absorbs water and swells and to become gel like substance which helps in the absorption of nutrients like B Vitamins and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc which are key to a good heart. See here why oats are good for you?

4. Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

What's the problem?

1. Cornflour ( Cornstarch) ProsCornflour is easy to digest because of the presence of insoluble fiber, thus benefits the gut. It’s gluten-free and can be consumed by those who cannot afford to stock wheat. Cons. Cornflour is full of calories and carbs like refined sugar, thus a barrier to weight reduction. Those on weight loss diet must definitely not reach out for it. The high crabs makes it a No-No for a diabetic meal and restricted for heart patients. Read for more details is cornflour healthy

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 Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker?

Yes for heart and weight loss in restricted quantity and no for diabetics. . Cornflour is full of calories and carbs like refined sugar, thus a barrier to weight reduction. NOTE that this recipe uses only 1.5 teaspoon cornflour and hence we cleared it for heart and weight loss. Those on weight loss diet must definitely not reach out for it. The high crabs makes it a No-No for a diabetic meal and restricted for heart patients.

Can healthy individuals have Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker?


How to burn 33 calories that come from Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker?

Walking (6 kmph) = 10 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 3 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 4 mins           

Swimming (2 kmph) = 6 mins

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

Value per cracker% Daily Values
Energy33 cal2%
Protein0.9 g2%
Carbohydrates5 g2%
Fiber0.8 g3%
Fat1.2 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A12.7 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.3 mcg2%
Calcium5.3 mg1%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium9.3 mg3%
Phosphorus23.7 mg4%
Sodium1.7 mg0%
Potassium22.4 mg0%
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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