Makhanas are derived from lotus seeds. Lotus develops seed pods, and each pod contains approximately 20 seeds that mature within 40 days. The seeds are then dried and roasted on high flames. The outer black shell breaks and the white puffs pop out. These seeds are what we call makhanas. In India, the state of Bihar is the largest producer of makhanas.

Makhanas are rich in nutrients and are a highly potent source of manganese, potassium, magnesium, thiamine, protein, and phosphorus. In addition, both raw and fried Makhana is rich in essential amino acids. Slightly roasted makhanas are an excellent teatime snack and a perfect tiffin option for kids.

Makhana has been widely used in traditional oriental medicine to cure various diseases, including kidney problems, chronic diarrhoea, excessive leucorrhea, and hypofunction of the spleen.

Makhanas are a powerhouse of nutrients Low in saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium, it is a great option for munching and maintaining an ideal weight. 


Nutrient Content:

100 grams of Makhana contains: 

Calories: 347

Protein: 9.7gm

Fats: 0.1gm

Carbohydrates: 76.9gm

Fibre: 14.5gm

Total Lipids (Fats): 0.1gm

Calcium: 60mg

Iron: 1.4mg



Good for Heart

Detoxifies Liver

Good for Diabetes

Helps in Weight Loss

Good for Digestion

Hormonal Balance

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