Stock Your Pantry With Makhana To Fight Mid-Meal Hunger Pangs
A high nutritional profile and a low fat content make makhana an ideal anytime snack
Packed with antioxidants, makhana or fox nuts is often recommended as a healthy snack by nutritionists as it is rich in protein and low on calories (fat). These roasted and popped seeds, which belong to the water lily family, are light on the stomach as well. Even those with gluten allergy can enjoy this snack, which contains nutrients like zinc, potassium and magnesium. They are also a good source of carbohydrates and a popular food choice during fasting. Makhana makes for an ideal mid-meal snack to help you fight those hunger pangs.
You can buy packets of raw fox nuts and roast them in a little ghee with salt and pepper at home or go for the packaged variety that comes in exotic flavours such as piri-piri, wasabi and Thai sweet chilly.