A Healthy Indian snack Phool Makhana (aka fox nuts or lotus seeds )

Makhana, fox nuts or lotus seeds

Hello Friends !

The first thing first is that, I have changed my domain name from revivevanitywithme to revivelifewithme because I strongly felt during this pandemic it is important to cover essential topics and not just vanity. So henceforth, I have decided to share my take on various topics including health, diet, skin/hair care, and of course cosmetics too!

These days, life is becoming a bit sedentary… if we think, we have very fewer choices left as far as physical activities are concerned. So Yes!! Yoga or Gym at home will be an excellent choice to make during these days as it will add plus points to live a life perfect & stress-free…on top of it if food habits are right then it would be the best combination to balance it with the desired output. 

It is one of the great snacks to satiate those untimely hunger pangs and no more guilt trips!!!!!! My 4 years old daughter often likes to eat Makhana over popcorn. Being a mother I am so glad that she is learning to make healthy choices…. And this was the one more reason I wanted to write about this. When we visit the grocery store, aisles are filled with packed food/ready-made or ready to eat (instant) products being marketed with “Healthy” labels but irony is, it is one of the most highly “unhealthy” food available on the earth!!!

So don’t worry let’s talk about something good and totally natural….!

Here it is our superfood(snack) “Makhana” also known as “Fox nuts or lotus seeds” which comes from a plant “Euryale Fox “. It is a very popular snack in India from ancient times and hence it has a very rich history and importance in religious ceremonies. In India, during fasting or in festival seasons you will find it in almost every Indian kitchen. It is one of the best options available snack which is super nutritious and healthy. There are so many things to tell you about it but I am going to comprise it with mainly writing about its health benefits and other key roles if we incorporate Makhana in our diet.

Let’s learn about how it is beneficial and healthy for us!

  1. It is low in sodium and rich in magnesium so far better than what we eat for snacks like packed food viz. chips, Cheetos, etc.
  2. It is naturally gluten free, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory.
  3. Makhana is low in calories and high in carbohydrates.
  4. It is a superfood as they are low in cholesterol and fat.
  5. It is a good very source of protein and there are so many recipes to make it delicious to incorporate into a daily diet.
  6. They are rich in calcium as well so before the doctor prescribes any tablets, I would say it’s better to eat natural remedies to make bones stronger. 
  7. For my friends who are diabetic, I would say munch on it. 
  8. And last but not least, because of its good nutrition value, it will be your best friend during the weight loss journey.

Recipes !

Possibilities are endless and depend on your personal taste. I would say just think about popcorn flavors and replace them with Makhana as simple as that. Basic idea is to roast it or fry it in little oil (of your choice) and sprinkle some salt. Can also add black paper, red chili powder just to make it spicy if you like!….. Makhana is available in a lot of gourmet stores…I have also tried Mint flavor but not a fan of it… I personally like to fry it in a Ghee (Clarified butter), add some turmeric and salt…Voila! crispy snack is ready !!!!

Makhana snack is very popular in East Asia as well. They have other reasons to believe in it, not just as a food but in their medicines too. I have read a few articles wherein they mentioned it and its usage in medicines !!! Omg…it is one of the holly molly natural product gifted by nature to us…so useful !!!

Now every country/region has some special flavors to blend in and so it makes every snack unique. Therefore, I would say let’s explore the culinary skills and share your experience with the world and with me as well. Thank you so much, guys! If you know any natural superfood and would like to share, please let me know in comment section. I would love to experience it!

Namaste !!!

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