Nutritional Facts of Mohanthal, Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Mithai, Calories in Mohanthal, Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Mithai

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one piece of Mohanthal have?

One piece of Mohanthal gives 115 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 44 calories, proteins account for 8 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 63 calories.  One piece of Mohanthal provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Mohanthal recipe. Mohanthal is a traditional mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan. Rose water and spices like cardamom and saffron give the sweet an enticing flavour and captivating aroma, while an assortment of slivered nuts makes the sweet richer. Popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat, this sweet is a part and parcel of the festive season.

Is Mohanthal healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Made from besan, ghee, milk, sugar, almonds, and elaichi powder.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. See detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

Almonds (badam) Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, ThiamineVitamin 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

Milk and Low Fat Milk :  1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. Milk low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs. Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

What's the problem?

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

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

No, this is not suitable for diabetics, weight loss, and cardiac. Too much fat is through sugar, ghee and full fat milk. We have listed some healthy Indian sweet options below which are suitable for you. 

Can healthy individuals have Mohanthal ?

No, this is not healthy. 

What is a healthier Indian sweet option?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Other options are oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipejowar apple sheera and low fat paneer kheer recipe

Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet
Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet

How to burn 115 calories that come from one piece of Mohanthal?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         35  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          12  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         15  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         20  mins

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

Value per piece% Daily Values
Energy115 cal6%
Protein2 g4%
Carbohydrates10.9 g4%
Fiber1.3 g5%
Fat7 g11%
Cholesterol0.4 mg0%
Vitamin A68.8 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12.5 mcg6%
Calcium11.1 mg2%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium12.9 mg4%
Phosphorus33.5 mg6%
Sodium6.5 mg0%
Potassium67.6 mg1%
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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