Makhana (Fox Nuts)

January 17, 2024

Makhana, also called lotus seeds or Fox nuts, are one of the highest-selling dry snacks in India,  Makhana is an excellent source of several important nutrients.

They are low in cholesterol, fat, and sodium, rich in magnesium, and no fiber.

Commonly used in a variety of Indian dishes such as kheer, raita, curry, and ideal snack for in-between meals.

Benefits :

  • Maintains the digestive system, helps the body stay hydrated, and maintains its water content.
  • Makhana has an anti–aging property due to helping repair damaged protein.
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Help stabilize blood sugar levels due to their low glycemic index. (60 is glycemic index)
  • Maintain blood pressure due to their high in potassium and magnesium and low sodium content.
  • Makhanas are gluten-free and high in protein.



Eating too much Makhana may cause constipation, bloating, and flatulence.

Lotus seeds have to be consumed in moderation because  Some of the side effects are allergies, gastrointestinal issues, spikes in insulin levels, etc.

Nutritional value : 100 gms Makhana content

  • 347 calories
  • 76.9 gms carb
  • 9.7 gms protein
  • .1 gms fats

Diabetics can eat around  10 -25  g of roasted makhana in between meals.