Nutritional Facts of Palak Dal Soup for Babies and Toddler, Calories in Palak Dal Soup for Babies and Toddler

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How many calories does one cup of Palak Moong Dal Soup have?

One cup of Palak Moong Dal Soup gives 75 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 49 calories, proteins account for 22 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 4 calories.  One cup of Palak Moong Dal Soup provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Palak Moong Dal Soup recipeA mouth-watering soup that combines two different food groups – dals and leafy vegetables, this makes a really fulfilling meal for you and your child. 

While your child is sure to be happy with the texture and taste of this Palak Moong Dal Soup, you will be happy about its nutrient profile, which combines iron, vitamin A and folic acid from spinach and calcium, protein and iron from moong dal.

Is Palak Moong Dal Soup healthy?

Yes, this is healthy for your toddler and baby. Made with ZERO salt and sugar. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Moong Dal ( Green Moong Dal ) : Moong dal or green moong dal  is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially  red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly. Being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. Moong Dal is heart and diabetes friendly. Moong Dal or Split Green Gram are high in Fibre and 1 cup of cooked Moong dal gives 28.52% of your daily Fibre requirements. See here for 9 fabulous benefits of Moong Dal.

Spinach (Palak) : Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.  Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre, 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber.  Spinach is good for the heartdiabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it.

Palak Moong Dal Soup is high in

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

2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

3. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. 

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 75 calories that come from Palak Moong Dal Soup?

Walking (6 kmph) = 23 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 8 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 10 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 13 mins

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

Value per 1/2 cup% Daily Values
Energy57 cal3%
Protein4 g7%
Carbohydrates9.3 g3%
Fiber1.9 g8%
Fat0.4 g1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A1680.9 mcg35%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C8.4 mg21%
Vitamin E0.6 mg4%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)56.5 mcg28%
Calcium40.2 mg7%
Iron1.4 mg7%
Magnesium36.3 mg10%
Phosphorus63 mg10%
Sodium21.5 mg1%
Potassium222.8 mg5%
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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