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Futana: The Snack Everyone Is Talking About


Ever snacked on Futana? Well, it’s the most commonly available and loved item in each household. It is relished by elders and kids alike. They are pocket friendly as well.

What is Futana?

Futana is commonly referred to as ‘Chana’ or ‘Roasted Chana’. They are one of the most snacked items in India and can be eaten any time of the day. It contains an outer shell, which provides fiber and protein. It is easily stored in an air tight container. They can be roasted on a girdle or in a microwave and made crisp and crunchy to enhance the taste. They are used in a number of dishes as a whole or in a semi course or powdered form as well.

Nutritional Content of Futana

We always keep finding healthy high protein options for breakfast and snacks. Futana is one of those options, high in nutrients and low in calories. Futana is a rich source of protein, carbohydrate, calcium, fiber, folate, minerals and fatty acids. A fistful of Futana contains only 46 calories. Additionally it is also a rich source of manganese, folate, copper and phosphorous.

Health Benefits of Futana

  • Having Futana keeps us full for longer and is also very good for stomach/gut health.
  • It can be consumed by people with diabetes as it has a low glycemic index.
  • Futana is rich in dietary fibre and prevents constipation, as it promotes easy bowel movements.
  • It is an instant energy provider. Due to its high fiber and low fat content it makes us feel fuller. It is extremely effective in weight loss.
  • It’s a rich source of iron, and prevents Anemia.
  • Futana also helps to improve and boost our immunity.
  • It keeps our heart healthy by helping to reducing blood pressure.

A Nutritious Recipe with Futana

Futana Bhel

Ingredients: Futana, Chopped onions, Chopped tomatoes, Chaat Masala, Black Salt, Lemon Juice, Coriander

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Consume immediately.

*It ideally should be consumed without adding white salt in it to derive the most benefits.

Futana is an extremely healthy snack which keeps us healthy and fit and also easy on the pockets. It is also referred to as the ‘almonds of the poor’ due to its innumerable health benefits.

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