Interestingly, Fox nut or lotus seeds are an aquatic crop, commonly known as Makhana is full of nutrition. This organic non cereal food is extensively grown in the stagnant water of ponds and lakes. This is mainly cultivated for its edible seeds which look like popcorn.
Makhana is highly nutritious food that has been used as a snack all over and also used in different recipes especially in Indian cuisines. Low in fat and high in carbohydrates makes it a healthy and tasty snack.
Benefits of Makhana are
The low sodium and high magnesium and potassium content make Makhana useful for those suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure and obesity.
These seeds are high in anti-oxidant and thus act as an anti-aging food, helping in preventing grey hair, wrinkles, premature ageing etc.
These seeds have low glycemic index making it beneficial for diabetes too.
Since makhana seeds are high in fibre, it helps to avoid constipation. Also they help the body to remove the waste; prevent the accumulation of toxins.
It helps in reliving arthritis- numbness and pain in joints.
Some more facts including good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc makes Makhana a super food. So, incorporate Makhana in your daily diet for a healthier you.