Nutritional Facts of Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle, Calories in Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achar, No Oil Lemon Pickle

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How many calories does one tablespoon of Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achaar have?

One tablespoon of Sweet Lemon Pickle gives 51 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 49 calories, proteins account for 1 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 1 calories.  One  tablespoon of  Sweet Lemon Pickle provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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sweet lemon pickle is a brilliant Indian pickle that causes a burst of sweet and tangy flavours on your palate which is an all-time favourite, with fans spanning across generations! Learn how to make nimbu ka achar.

The preparation of this no oil lemon pickle needs a bit of tact, but is not difficult if you follow these instructions properly. You need to begin with buying the best of lemons for pickle. Learn how to select lemons



To make 3 ingredient sweet lemon pickle, wash the lemons and wipe them dry using a dry cloth. Cut each lemon into quarters. Transfer into a clean, dry glass or steel bowl, add the rock salt, toss it well, cover with a lid and keep aside for 7 days. Make sure you toss it very well every day without using your hands or spoon. Transfer the lemon-salt mixture after maturing in a deep non-stick pan, add the sugar, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 22 minutes, while stirring continuously. Cool the mixture completely in the same deep non-stick pan. Once cooled, store in an air-tight glass container and use as required.

The lemons and salt are allowed to mature for about a week. The salt here acts as a preservative and the maturing period is necessary for the lemons to absorb the flavours of salt. It is important to toss the lemons in lemon pickle without oil every day during the seven-day maturing period to avoid fungal growth. 

Later, when cooking the lemon-salt mixture with sugar, it is very important to follow the exact method paying special attention to the flame level and cooking time. A timer will be handy for this sweet nimbu ka achar! 


Once done, this easy Indian lemon pickle stays good for almost an year when stored in dry airtight containers. The colour of the pickle might change over time, but not to worry, the pickle will taste as fabulous as ever. Ideal to serve with Indian breads like ParathasRotisPurisNaan and Kulchas.

Tips for 3 ingredient sweet lemon pickle. 1. Remember not to toss the lemons with salt with hands, as the warmth of the hands may cause fungal growth. 2. During the maturing period, you must also take care to store the pickle in a cool place away from heat, but not in the fridge. 3. After making, this pickle is best stored in a glass container and not steel canister. 4. Again after the pickle is ready, store in a cool place and always use a spoon to serve it. 

Is Sweet Lemon Pickle, Nimboo ka Achaar healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Lemon, Lemon Juice : Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and thus helps in the production of  white blood cells and antibodies in the blood which attacks invading microorganisms, prevents infection and builds immunity. Therefore, Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice helps in absorption of iron from the food. So if you’re iron deficient or have anaemia squeeze a lemon on iron rich recipes. See detailed benefits of lemon, lemon juice.

What's the problem?

1. 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. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Sweet Lemon Pickle?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. 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. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it.

What is a healthier Indian achar or chutney?

There are many healthy Indian pickles and achar with ZERO sugar and less oil. Try punjabi lehsun achartendli ka achar and low salt green chilli pickle.

Lahsun ka Achaar, Punjabi Lehsun Achar Recipe

Lahsun ka Achaar, Punjabi Lehsun Achar Recipe

Can healthy individuals have Sweet Lemon Pickle?

No. 

 

How to burn 51 calories that come from one tablespoon of Sweet Lemon Pickle?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         15  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            5  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           7  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =           9  mins
   

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

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy715 cal36%
Protein1.1 g2%
Carbohydrates174.3 g58%
Fiber1.9 g8%
Fat1 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C43.9 mg110%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)9 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium88.1 mg15%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium21.8 mg6%
Phosphorus11.2 mg2%
Sodium15021 mg790%
Potassium306.9 mg7%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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