Health benefits of Sattu – Cool down your body in hot summer

Sattu is an age old remedy to beat the heat in India. Made after powdering roasted chick peas, gram flour (sattu) is immensely popular in the Indian states of Bihar, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, UP and West Bengal. The health benefits are such that it is popularly called “desi horlicks’’.  Once a rural delicacy, sattu has gradually caught the fancy of urban India. With rising popularity, sattu has now evolved to include nutritious flours like barley, wheat etc. It is consumed in various forms starting from a simple drink to paranthas, laddoos, litti chokhas,etc. Traditionally, sattu  is served during summers as a nutritious drink that has cooling effects on the body.

Nutritious Sattu
The best thing about sattu is that its prepping process of dry roasting keeps the nutritional values intact, and has a longer shelf life. It is high on fibre and low on sodium. It contains good proportions of calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium.

 

Nutritional Value Of Sattu (per 100 gm)

  • Protein – 20.6%
  • Fat – 7.2%
  • Crude fibre – 1.35%
  • Carbohydrates – 65.2%
  • Total Ash – 2.7%
  • Moisture – 2.95%

Calories – 406 kilo joules.