Nutritional Facts of Schezwan Cheese Balls, Calories in Schezwan Cheese Balls

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Schezwan Cheese Ball have?

One  Schezwan Cheese ball gives 15 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 5 calories, proteins account for 3 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 7 calories. One Schezwan Cheese ball provides about 1 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view recipe Schezwan Cheese Balls recipe. A quick and easy Indo-Chinese snack that’s guaranteed to tease your taste buds! These spicy cheese balls are resplendent with the pungent taste of Schezwan sauce and the crunch of spring onions.

Deep-fried to perfection, the Schezwan Cheese Balls have a gooey cheesy core that warms the palate. You can enjoy this as a evening tea snack on a rainy day, just like pakoras, or you can serve it as an accompaniment for Chinese dishes.

It’s also great to serve as a starter, or as a snack at cocktail parties. Try other awesome Schezwan recipes like the Schezwan Noodle Frankie or Schezwan Cheese Dos

Schezwan Noodle Frankie

Schezwan Noodle Frankie

Is Schezwan Cheese Balls healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients of Schezwan Cheese Balls.

What's good in Schezwan Cheese Balls.

Processed Cheese : Regardless of the type of milk used to create it, processed cheese is a concentrated source of the nutrients naturally found in milk, including calcium. Inclusion of artificial additives in processed cheeses and the higher levels of salt are a little daunting when purchasing this type of cheese. Processed Cheese also contains a large amount of other essential nutrients such as phosphorous, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and vitamin A. It is a dense source of high quality protein.

Schezwan sauce : Schezwan sauce can be made quite easily with readily available ingredients of Kashmiri red chillies, garlic and Indian spices. By preparing Chinese schezwan sauce at home you can rest assured that no unnecessary chemicals have been added to it for preservation and flavour enhancement.

Spring Onions : The sulfur compounds in spring onions are known to keep blood pressure under check. Here the sulfur compounds and antioxidant quercetin together help to keep blood sugar levels under control by increasing the production of insulin making it good for DiabeticsSpring onions have also been identified to lower cholesterol levels in the body. The vitamin C also puts you at less risk of heart disease. Being very low in calories and fat and encompassing a basketful of nutrients, they are looked upon as a weight loss vegetable too. See detailed benefits of spring onions

Garlic : Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. To boost your immune system have a garlic clove a day. Garlic is a top anti viral food. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals.  Read here for complete benefits of garlic

Red Chillies : are specially bred for their vibrant red and moderate spiciness. Available in a wide range of colour values, the best varieties are bright red and valued for their high colour retention. They give a glowing red colour to dishes without imparting too much heat and make the dish more appealing and palatable.

Tomatoes : Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.  

What's problem in Schezwan Cheese Balls.

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or use in very small quantities as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood sugar levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe 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.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The 5 best oils used in cooking are olive oil (low temperature short time cooking), avocado oilcanola oilcoconut oil and peanut oil. You must read the super article to find the facts of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and then they don't function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. 

Rice flour (chawal ka atta) Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Since it is made from polished rice it has no vitamins and minerals. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

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 Schezwan Cheese Balls?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe uses plain flour or maida to make Cheese Corn Balls which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsAny food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and then they don't function correctly. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics.

Can healthy individuals have Schezwan Cheese Balls?

Not healthy. Schezwan Cheese Balls is deep fried. Stay away from Plain flour (maida) & Deep fried foods to lead a healthy life style. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health.

What is a healthier Indian snack option ?

Here are some healthy snack recipes like baked methi muthiasmultiflour chakli recipemultigrain healthy crackers and whole wheat methi khakhra recipe.

Baked Methi Muthias

Baked Methi Muthias

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet.

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet. 

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

Skip having Indian junk foods like pav bhaji, bata vada, pakoras, gulab jamun as they cause your body to have insulance resistance. The resultant is your body will store more carbohydrates as fats, causing storage of fat in the stomach causing a paunch and slowing down of our fat burning process. So its a bad cyle which causes you more more hunger and fatigue every time you eat junk food. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. 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. 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. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. Stress. The easiest way to kill your immune system is chronic stress. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. Workout builds immunity and keeps virus or bugs away. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss, builds immunity and keeps virus or bugs away.

How to burn 15 calories that come from one Schezwan Cheese Ball?

Walking (6 kmph) =                   5  mins
Running (11 kmph) =                    2  mins
Cycling (30 kmph) =                   2  mins
Swimming (2 kmph) =                    3  mins

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

Value per ball% Daily Values
Energy15 cal1%
Protein0.8 g1%
Carbohydrates1 g0%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat0.8 g1%
Cholesterol2.9 mg1%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A10.9 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0 mg0%
Vitamin C0.4 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0.1 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium23.3 mg4%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium0.7 mg0%
Phosphorus16.3 mg3%
Sodium35.7 mg2%
Potassium3.5 mg0%
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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