Phool Makhana- puffed lotus seeds, also known as fox nuts are commonly used during fasting rituals across India. The starchy white seeds of a plant called Euryale Fox are puffed like popcorn after removing the outer membrane. Phool Makhana have been used in traditional Chinese medicine extensively & also find an important place in Ayurveda for its various health benefits.
Easily available across Indian markets, Phool Makhana are low in fat & sodium and high in carbohydrates, making them an ideal snack. They are also a good source of protein, fiber & essential nutrients like magnesium, potassium & iron. Phool Makhana are used to make Makhane ki Kheer during fasting & a delicious Makhana curry for main course. Many enjoy roasted Phool Makhana as a snack. Lets look at some of the health benefits of including Phool Makhana in our diets.