Nutritional Facts of How To Cook Arbi, Colocasia, Calories in How To Cook Arbi, Colocasia

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How many calories does one cup of Arbi  have?

One  cup ( 200 grams ) of Arbi, Colocasia gives 149 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 121 calories, proteins account for 18 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 2 calories.  One  serving of Arbi Subzi provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

149 calories for 1 cup of How To Cook Arbi, Colocasia, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 32.5g, Protein 4.6g, Fat 0.2g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in How To Cook Arbi, Colocasia.


See how to cook arbi recipehow to boil colocasia |  how to microwave arbi | 

how to cook arbi is simple when you follow the options given below. Learn how to boil colocasia.

We show you 3 methods of cooking arbi. You can pressure cook arbi, cook on an open flame or microwave arbi.

  1. To cook arbi, put the arbi in a deep bowl of water and clean it. There is lots of dirt on the arbi and will require 4 to 5 water changes to clean it.
  2. Arbi is cleaned. Drain the water.
  3. Put the cleaned arbi in a pressure cooker and cover with enough water.
  4. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Arbi after cooking.
  6. Drain again.
  7. Peel the arbi, colocasia with your fingers.
  8. Cut into roundels. The size of the roundels depends on the size of the arbi you buy. They come in small and big size.
  9. Use cooked arbi, colocasia as you want in sabzi.


Is cooked Arbi healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Benefits of Colocaisa, arbi, taro root: Colocasia, also called taro root is a starchy vegetable with nutty flavour. With not a very high calorie count but substantial amount of potassium, it is beneficial for heart. Further being low on sodium count, it can be consumed by those with high blood pressure. Fair amounts of vitamin C may help to strengthen the immune system. With not very high in carbs and a low in glycemic index together, it may benefit diabetics. However, more research in this field is yet to be initiated.

Cooked arbi  is rich in below macronutrients, vitamins and minerals given in descending order (highest to lowest). 

  1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy. 42% of RDA.
  2. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 36% of RDA.
  3. Potassium Potassium is critical for those with high blood pressure as it lessen the impact of sodium. Eat more avocados, bananas, watermelons, papaya, plums and grapefruits. 18% of RDA.
  4. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium. % of RDA. magnesium rich Indian foods like leafy vegetables (palak, broccoli, kale), pulses ( rajma, chawli, moong ), nuts (walnuts, almonds) , cereals ( jowar, bajra, whole wheat flour, dalia). 12% of RDA.
  5. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 10% of RDA.
Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy149 cal7%
Protein4.6 g8%
Carbohydrates32.5 g11%
Fiber1.5 g6%
Fat0.2 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A37 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C0.6 mg2%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)83.2 mcg42%
Calcium61.6 mg10%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium43.1 mg12%
Phosphorus215.6 mg36%
Sodium13.9 mg1%
Potassium847 mg18%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
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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