How many calories does one piece Mixed Til Chikki have?
One piece Mixed Til Chikki gives 74 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 26 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 40 calories. One piece Mixed Til Chikki provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Mixed Til Chikki recipe. Shiny white teeth and robust strong bones need a daily dose of calcium, and what better way to provide this essential nutrient than in the form of a crunchy Mixed Til Chikki!
The ingredients of this chikki such as sesame seeds, almonds and jaggery, are all Calcium-rich foods, which help you avoid and overcome calcium deficiency.
We have used a mixture of white and black til to give a balanced flavour and attractive appearance to this Jar Snacks , which is also very handy to carry in a dabba to school or office, to munch on when you feel hungry.
Is Mixed Til Chikki healthy?
Yes for some and no for others.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Almonds (badam) : Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, Thiamine, Vitamin B3, Niacin and Folate which plays an important role in the brain development. Almonds balances your cholesterol levels. almonds have a very low glycemic index and good for diabetics. See all 13 super health benefits of almonds.
Sesame Seeds (Til) : These tiny white seeds are indeed a good source of protein. Half of daily requirement of calcium is fulfilled by consuming ½ cup of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a storehouse of iron, folic acid and help to prevent iron deficiency anaemia and boost your energy. The lignans, a type of polyphenol, present in seed does wonders to naturally reduce cholesterol levels. See detailed benefits of sesame seeds.
What's the problem?
Jaggery (Gur) : When compared to sugar, which provides only empty calories, jaggery is considered to be a superior natural sweetener. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. What you would consume is just about a tbsp (18 g) or a tsp (6 g). While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly. Read is jaggery healthy for complete details.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Mixed Til Chikki ?
No for diabetics due to jaggery. Yes for heart patients and weight loss but in very limited quantity.
Can healthy individuals have Mixed Til Chikki ?
Yes, but a few pieces only.
How to burn 74 calories that come from Mixed Til Chikki?
Walking (6 kmph) = 22 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 7 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 10 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 13 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.