Popcorn or Makhana- Which is a better Brain snack for Kids?

Amongst many minerals and vitamins that contribute towards Brain Health– Developement and Function, a few are Manganese, Vitamin B6 and B9. And the benefits of lotus seed (makhana) is that it is rich in all the above mentioned nutrients.

Makhana (Lotus Seeds) vs. Popcorn
  • Just a cup of Makhana is enough to meet 50% of Manganese requirement for the day.
  • It is those rare snacks which is loaded with a good balance of Vitamin Bs5 times that of popcorn.
  • Makhana has 1/4th calories of popcorn. This gap is huge in the limited amount of calories a child can be fed. Every calorie a child consumes should be loaded with nutrients and not be an empty calorie.
  • Not just Brain, Makhana also supports strong bone development of a growing child.
  • Amongst the two favourite snacks of kids, Makhana wins over many folds in nutrition.

Recipe for Makhana (Lotus seeds) Ice Cream with hidden herbs and nuts:

Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts.

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