Nutritional Facts of Panha, Aam Panna, Kairi Panha, Calories in Panha, Aam Panna, Kairi Panha

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one glass of Panha, Aam Panna have?

One glass of Panha, Aam Panna gives 140 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 136 calories, proteins account for 2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 2 calories. One glass of Panha, Aam Panna provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See recipe aam panna recipe | kairi panha | mango panna drink | cool summer drink for sunstroke | with step by step images.

aam panna is a refreshing drink which rejuvenates your spirits. Learn how to make mango panna drink.

A traditional summer cooler, kairi panha is a really snazzy way to fight sunstrokes. This peppy drink of raw mangoes sweetened with sugar and flavoured with aromatic spices like cardamom and saffron peps up your taste buds with its tingling, tangy taste.

Raw mangoes are by nature very cooling and when served in the form of a drink it also serves to hydrate the body. So, boost your energy and beat the heat with a glassful of chilled cool summer drink for sunstroke.

To make aam panna, combine the saffron with 1 tbsp of water in a bowl, mix well and keep aside. Combine the raw mangoes and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, peel and remove the pulp in a bowl. Combine the pulp and sugar and blend it in a mixer till smooth. Add the saffron-water mixture, cardamom powder and black salt and mix well. Add 3 cups of chilled water and mix well. Pour equal quantities of the drink into 4 individual glasses. Serve aam panna immediately.

Mango panna drink is a pleasant surprise for guests. You can make a large batch of this concentrate and store it in the refrigerator to be served later. Making the concentrate is neither elaborate nor difficult. Do not miss out on adding the black salt, it balances the sugar very well.

Tips for aam panna. 1. For best results buy raw mangoes when they are in the beginning of the season and not towards the end of season. 2. Wash the raw mangoes thoroughly before pressure cooking. 3. Saffron is usually added in warm milk for mithai, but for this recipe we have used water. Prefer to use warm water for best colour and flavour.

Is Panha, Aam Panna healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Raw mangoes, Kacchi kairi: Raw mangoes, called as kacchi kairi, are rich source of Vitamin C, thus it is helpful in building immunity and fighting against diseases, adding glow to your skin, cure bleeding gums and maintaining hair health. Being low in calories, they help boost metabolism and can be consumed by weight watchers. The fibre in it makes it an acceptable choice for heart patients too. Raw mangoes are a fair source of vitamin A, potassium and B vitamins. Eating raw mango with salt helps to overcome thirst, beat sunstroke and maintains electrolyte balance. In tropical countries, raw mango pulp with sugar, water and cardamom is consumed to keep the body cool.

2. Benefits of Cardamom, Elaichi : Cardamom has essential oil which is known to be effective is killing bacteria. This antimicrobial power of cardamom helps in relieving some stomach problems like stomachache, cramps, flatulence etc. The sweet yet strong aroma of cardamom makes it perfect to control Halitosis (bad breath). The mineral manganese in cardamom may help in the lower blood sugar levels and good for diabetics. See detailed benefits of cardamom.

3. Black Salt: Since the sodium level in black salt is less as compared to table salt, it is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure or those on low salt diets. It is also known for comforting intestinal gas trouble. Black salt is considered as a cooling spice in Ayurveda, and thus helps treat heartburn. It is used as a laxative and digestive aid.

4. Saffron (Kesar) : Saffron is widely used in Ayurvedic remedies for a range of conditions from arthritis and asthma to infertility and impotence. Saffron has a reputation for strengthening the stomach and promoting its functioning.

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. 

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Panha, Aam Panna?

No, sugar 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.

Can healthy individuals have Panha, Aam Panna?

No, sugar is not good for you. Healthy Indian drinks to choose from tulsi tea recipemasala chaaslow fat chaas recipe and neem juice.

Neem Juice

Neem Juice

One glass of Panha, Aam Panna is high in

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

2. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) : Vitamin B2 enables the production of red blood cells that contribute to the rise in your energy levels. So have more milk, curds, eggs and green leafy vegetables. 

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

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 140 calories that come from one glass of Panha, Aam Panna?

Walking (6 kmph) = 42 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 14 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 19 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 24 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy140 cal7%
Protein0.4 g1%
Carbohydrates35.3 g12%
Fiber1.3 g5%
Fat0.2 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A165.1 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C19.9 mg50%
Vitamin E0.8 mg5%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)10.1 mcg5%
Calcium7.2 mg1%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium6.5 mg2%
Phosphorus7.9 mg1%
Sodium1.4 mg0%
Potassium112.3 mg2%
Zinc0 mg0%
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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