Nutritional Facts of Sprouts and Palak Idli, Calories in Sprouts and Palak Idli

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How many calories does one Sprouts and Palak Idli have?

One Moong Sprouts and Palak Idli gives 44 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 22 calories, proteins account for 9 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 13 calories.  One Sprouts and Palak Idli provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Sprouts and Palak Idli recipe. Very soft and spongy, the Sprouts and Palak Idli is addictively delicious. The batter of moong sprouts and spinach gains its appetising aroma and taste from ingredients like sesame and green chillies. This batter does not have to be fermented.

Is Sprouts and Palak Idli healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. Made from moong sprouts and palak.

Let's understand the Ingredients of Moong Sprouts and Palak Idli.

What's good in Moong Sprouts and Palak Idli.

Sprouted Moong ( whole green gram) :  Moong sprouts is a nutri-dense sprout. It’s a good sources of several nutrients like b vitaminspotassiummagnesiumphosphorus. These sprouts are a protein boost. Sprouted moong is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of anaemia by building haemoglobin levels due to its high iron count.  The fiber from sprouted moong has also been linked to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels, thus decreasing the risk of heart diseases. help to maintain blood pressure and good for pregnancy. See detailed benefits of sprouted moong in moong sprouts glossary

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. 

Green Chillies : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to Moong Sprouts and Palak Idli

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander, lehsun ka chutneygreen garlic chutney or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada.

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Sprouts and Palak Idli  ?

Yes. This recipe is high in fibre.  These sprouts are a protein boost. Sprouted moong is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of anaemia by building haemoglobin levels due to its high iron count.

Can healthy individuals have Sprouts and Palak Idli  ?

Yes. Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney

Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)

Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)

Sprouts and Palak Idli is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Low Calorie Snack

3. Diabetic Snacks

4. Healthy Heart Snacks

5. Pregnancy snacks

6. Kids snacks

Sprouts and Palak Idli is high in

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

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 44 calories that come from one Sprouts and Palak Idli?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         13  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            4  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           6  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =           8  mins

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

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy44 cal2%
Protein2.2 g4%
Carbohydrates5.4 g2%
Fiber1.6 g6%
Fat1.6 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A178.9 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C1.1 mg3%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)48.5 mcg24%
Calcium14 mg2%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium14 mg4%
Phosphorus31.3 mg5%
Sodium5.4 mg0%
Potassium80.1 mg2%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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