Nutritional Facts of Schezwan Sauce, Schezuan Sauce Chinese Recipe, Calories in Schezwan Sauce, Schezuan Sauce Chinese Recipe

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How many calories does one tablespoon of Schezwan Sauce have?

One  tbsp of  Schezwan Sauce gives 37 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 7 calories, proteins account for 0 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 30 calories.  One  tbsp of  Schezwan Sauce provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to see Schezwan Sauce calories. If you love Oriental cooking, you must have this Chinese schezwan sauce in your larder! The Schezwan sauce is a common addition to several Chinese recipes including noodle and vegetable preparations. 

Schezwan Sauce

Schezwan Sauce

schezwan sauce is a spicy and pungent Chinese condiment or a dip which is supremely popular all over the world. Making schezwan sauce at home is easy as it can be made with basic ingredients available in India.

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.

Serve schezwan sauce along with momosfrench friesspring rolls or even Indian pakoras! Also, it is used to make schezwan chopsuey dosa a variation to plain dosa. 

Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa, Mumbai Roadside Schezwan Dosa Recipe

Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa, Mumbai Roadside Schezwan Dosa Recipe

Is Schezwan Sauce healthy?

Yes and no, depends who is eating this.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Kashmiri red chillies : are low in calories. They also are low in fat and low in carbs. Kashmiri red chillies are high in Vitamin C and mild in taste. We use them extensively in Indian cusine and rich in potassium and antioxidants.  So enjoy them.

2. 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

3. Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

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. 

Cornflour ( Cornstarch) ProsCornflour is easy to digest because of the presence of insoluble fiber, thus benefits the gut. It’s gluten-free and can be consumed by those who cannot afford to have wheat. Cons. Cornflour is full of calories and carbs like refined sugar, thus a barrier to weight reduction. Those on weight loss diet must definitely not reach out for it. The high carbs makes it a No-No for a diabetic meal and restricted for heart patients. Read for more details is cornflour healthy

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Schezwan Sauce ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sugar and cornflour should not be had by diabetics, weight loss and heart patients.

Can healthy individuals have Schezwan Sauce ?

Yes, but in small quantities.

How to burn 37 calories that come from one tbsp of Schezwan Sauce?

Walking (6 kmph) =        11  mins
Running (11 kmph) =           4  mins
Cycling (30 kmph) =          5  mins
Swimming (2 kmph) =           6  mins

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


Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy37 cal2%
Protein0.1 g0%
Carbohydrates1.7 g1%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat3.3 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A29 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2.6 mcg1%
Calcium2.3 mg0%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium1.5 mg0%
Phosphorus3.2 mg1%
Sodium0.1 mg0%
Potassium5.4 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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