Nutritional Facts of Oats Chivda, Poha Oats Chivda, Calories in Oats Chivda, Poha Oats Chivda

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one cup of Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda have?

One cup of Roasted Poha amd Oats Chivda gives 449 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 209 calories, proteins account for 37 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 203 calories.  One cup of Roasted Poha amd Oats Chivda provides about 22 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Roasted Poha amd Oats Chivda recipe. When hunger strikes suddenly, this oats chivda is sure to answer your appetite in a tasty and crunchy way. poha oats chivda is made of roasted oats, poha, peanuts and chana dal with a sprinkling of spice powders for a dash of excitement.

Notes on oats chivda recipe.

1. To prepare roasted poha oats chivda, in a broad non-stick pan, add the poha. We are using the thin variant of poha and not the thick which is generally used to make Kanda poha and batata poha.

2. Dry roast on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till they turn light brown and crispy. If you stir too much, the thin poha might break so, make use of a pan with handles and toast by shaking the pan.

3. You can even add roasted sesame seeds, peanuts, cashew nuts, raisins, almonds, pumpkin seeds or flax seeds to make the oats poha chivda more delectable and nutritious.

This tiffin and travel snack oats chivda is ideal to store in an air-tight container and munch on when you are hungry, or to even send to school in the tiffin box on a rushed day when you do not have much time on your hands to prepare elaborate treats.

Also pack Corn Dhokla ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.

Is Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Poha ( Beaten rice) : Pros for poha. High iron count (2.67 mg in a cup) of poha. Most people prefer eating poha for breakfast. The reason behind it is its high carb count. Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and  further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too. Cons. Due to high carb content it is not good source  of diabetic food. With calories to add along with carbs and not much fiber, poha should logically be constrained by those who intend to lose weight. High protein, less carbs and more fiber should be the target of weight watchers. Read is poha healthy

2. 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?

3. Peanuts : Peanuts contain Vitamin B1, Thiamine which helps form ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which body uses for energy. A handful of peanuts gives you 7.3 grams of Protein. Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews are rich in Protein and healthy monounsaturated fats which won’t spike your blood sugar levels and good for a diabetic snack and healthy heart snack. Eating a handful of Peanuts a day is said to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) in your body which is good for heart health. Read 11 amazing benefits of peanuts

4. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Turmeric helps in digestion of food thus helping to overcome indigestion. Haldi may help in reducing the growth of fat cells in the body. Turmeric, being rich in iron, is highly valuable in the treatment of anaemia and both the root as well as the powder should be a regular part of an anaemic diet. One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. The curcumin in haldi also helps to ward of the bacteria’s causing cold, cough and throat irritation.  Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits

What's the problem?

Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda?


Can healthy individuals have Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda?

Yes, but with restricted quantity. 

Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda is high in

1. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

2. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

3. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

4. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

5. Vitamin B3 (niacin) : Vitamin B3 helps in brain functioning and mental health. Also healthy skin formation.  

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 449 calories that come from Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 15 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 45 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 60 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 17 mins

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

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy449 cal22%
Protein9.7 g18%
Carbohydrates52.8 g18%
Fiber3.5 g14%
Fat22.8 g35%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A162.9 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.4 mg40%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)3.6 mg30%
Vitamin C1.3 mg3%
Vitamin E1 mg7%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)41.8 mcg21%
Calcium32.1 mg5%
Iron3.3 mg16%
Magnesium98.4 mg28%
Phosphorus222.5 mg37%
Sodium11.7 mg1%
Potassium256.4 mg5%
Zinc1.8 mg18%
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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